Tuesday, 7 June 2011

The concept of my work, which derives from my personal experience, is the city. In my own practice, I explore light and shadow, employing structures or compositions in interior and exterior spaces. I am particularly fascinated by both natural and unnatural light. From my personal point of view, light is a symbol of hope and shadow is replete with mystery.

More specifically, light and shadow are of importance to my own thought processes. I believe they can explain mental states, and in my own works, these qualities are reflections of how I envisage the future. Bright light helps me to depict the desire for a bright future, whereas the darkness of the shadow expresses anxiety about an uneasy and disorienting future. Creating such work is one of the methods I use to document life. Through the interplay of light and shadow, brightness and darkness, an impression of the endless is mediated, imbuing the work with a sense of the mysterious. The nebulous quality of my works also reflects my curiosity about the future and its unpredictability as well as recording the subtle shades of everyday experience in the world. Those features that appear commonplace are used as metaphor for the places we occupy when navigating the problems thrown up by the everyday world. Each piece of work threads together aspects of everyday life as reflected in many environments in London. The recurring subject matters in my works are images of tunnels, alleys, and the rivers (all of which feature darkness and luminosity).

Through my work I seek an opportunity to offer the viewer a feeling of mystery and melancholy but I also hope viewers will make other associations and find other meanings.