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Photograph: John McRae

 

After an early creative career in the fashion industry, I made the transition into visual art practice, working with painting, drawing and photography.

 

I make textile paintings that I feel have a quiet beauty. Like painting but without the paint. Stemming from memories both personal and collective, the interpretation of events is always processed through the filters of my inner life. Here, the painting becomes an object; at times biomorphic abstraction, at other times a little hard edged colour-field. Sometimes I incorporate photography into the mix, but its always modified by some chance imperfection, brought about by using a pinhole camera or making a liquid-filled lens for a 'real' camera. In this way the photographic components resemble the pre-worn textiles I prefer to use: all the raw, fragile wear and imperfections on show and celebrated.

 

Human history on display. The gestures of painting mimicked by other materials. The imprints of the human hand.

  

                                       Detail: A Close Marriage      Detail: Armchair Critic

Photographs: Marty Lochmann

 

 

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