On the surface my etchings are representational. The content is chiefly urban and/or figurative, and they aim to catch the texture of the everyday world - places, times, effects of light and weather. On the other hand, I am very concerned with the abstract geometries which remain visible within, or arise from, the world of appearances. There is also the attraction of the etched line with its variety and warmth. Most of my prints are monochrome, although red makes an occasional appearance. The fact that prints are multiples rather than unique entities is another thing that intrigues me. Like a published poem, a print does not exist in only one manifestation: each copy has its own reality, but there is another reality, a more conceptual one, which the copies point towards. The main influences on my etching have been the etchings of Rembrandt, and modern Dutch etchers - Aat Veldhoen, Charles Donker, Willem den Ouden ...
Biography: Group shows Eggspace, Liverpool, October 2004 Senate House, Liverpool University (Curators Prize), 8 June - 8 July 2005 Editions Ltd (Cook St Liverpool); Dec 05 ArtSpeq Gallery, Liverpool 1-31 December 2005 Eggspace (two person show with Kathrine Schou); 06.01-17.02 2006 New Arts Centre, Chatham, 1-15 April 2006-01-16 Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool, 20-30 April 2006-01-16 John Moores University, Liverpool, 9-19 May 2006 BIMPE IV; Vancouver; June-July 06 Lessedra (Bulgaria); June-Sept 06 Civic Design, University of Liverpool, June-July 06 Book/magazine covers: Jones Avenue (Toronto) X.4, 2005 BJ Gibson, Statius (O.U.P., 2006)
Country: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
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