I am a printmaker whose work combines elements of pop art and geometric abstraction. My screen prints and woodcuts use colour, repetition, rhythm and imperfection in their compositions. My intention is that the various elements I use to compose my work can feel as compelling for others as they do for me. Bridget Riley has written about abstraction:
“..these elements – squares, circles, triangles, contrasts, harmonies etc. – could express something when they were released from the burden of having to serve as agents of other meanings.”
I love the pure ideal of abstraction but the frequent use of commercial packaging, recycled wood and expressive titles in my prints tempers the abstraction in the work, and partially roots it in the modern world we all share. In even the most abstract of compositions we look for the familiar: a face or a building or machine, a landscape or an animal.
My studio and press is based in Wood Green.