Drawing, painting, sculpture, audio and photography
Abstract Capitalist Realism, the title of the series to which this painting belongs, flirts between ideas of Abstraction and Pop, citing Capitalist Realism, an art movement in Germany that paralleled early pop and presented a viable alternative to the commodity fetishism which became the hallmark of the genre.
'South of Heaven', screenprint and oil on canvas, seen at British Art Now exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery July 2010
Hybrid – works often contain elements of print, painting, drawing and photography.
Her work explores ideas relating to human vulnerability; impermanence, fragility and the essential dichotomy between absence and presence, the concrete and illusory, the relationship between the real and the artificial or invented.
Top picture 'Platform (from model series)' 2012, graphite frottage. My favourite item in the Jerwood exhibition this year.
Bottom picture 'Regeneration II (Chicago)' etching.
He draws without looking at the object, using the touch of his hand and recording the tactile, three-dimensional contours of the object with a tracery of lines. Sometimes he turns these into paintings.
'Head (Drawing 137)' 1995, seen in ‘Unknown fields’ exhibition, Salisbury 2012
Since 1967 has focussed on drawing and printmaking
His themes are taken from everyday objects which he repeats again and again, often in several mediums. Through its exploration and reinvention by the artist, the common image loses its usual place in the public domain and becomes stamped with the artist’s signature. He is well know for his drawings of tools.
'Color on her' (etching with hand colouring) seen at Alan Cristea Gallery.