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 2012-13
Paintings/
Emergent View


From a Fall of Water, oil on mount board, 21 x 14.5 cm. Private collection



A Study for Followers (2),  oil on mount board, 21.5 x 16 cm. Private collection



A Study for Followers (1), oil on mount board, 21.5 x 16 cm. Private collection



Background Study, oil on canvas, 14 x 18 cm. Private collection (installation view)



From a Set of Similar Scenes, 2012, oil on mount board, 14.5 x 21 cm. Private collection



From a Figural Procession (1), oil on mount board, 11.5 x 16 cm. Private collection



From a Figural Procession (2), oil on mount board, 11.5 x 16 cm. Private collection



From An Outdoor Still Life, oil on mount board, 12.5 x 16.5 cm



Variation of a Familiar Scene, oil on canvas, 37 x 37 cm



Dark Pool, oil on canvas, 19 x 22 cm



Variant View (1), oil on canvas, 79 x 98 cm



Merging, or Melding, Swimming Together, oil on canvas, 66 x 84 cm



Variant View (Suddenly now blurs), oil on canvas, 70 x 96 cm

A body of work which takes historical northern European landscape painting as its starting point, from which figures, or signs of human presence are erased. Larger works explore notions of 'void' and 'nothingness'  through the removal of the figures and their slipping into indistinctiveness. They don’t give way to nothingness though because of their titles and reference to other works, and they still suggest land. They ask how little information is needed to suggest a landscape.

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‘Landscape can be lost, presecuted, reduced ... what are left are isolated fragments, adfrift from one another. What we do to landscape is interrupt it ... until the land no longer recognises itelf’.
– James Macdonald Lockart, Raptor, A Journey Through Birds (4th ESTATE, 2016)