The nature of my work
Recently I’ve been working on a series of works in drawing, photography and film. I’ve named this project “the island”.
‘A deserted tropical island. A setting which is utopian. The idea of paradise on earth is one that originates back to the Bible; the Garden of Eden before the fall of men.
Paradise islands are highly desirable places. But does paradise exist ? How can we know that paradise on earth is not a fantasy, but reality ?’
These works question the idea of paradise, innocence and utopia.
In the video, the photographs and the series of large scale charcoal drawings on canvas we see a body of work inspired by childhood fantasies of uninhabited tropical islands, adventure films and the disillusion of adulthood. Apparent paradise and dystopia. Beauty and decay. Tropicalia. What's fake and what's real.
Video ‘The island’ (in progress)
In my latest work I'm tracing back a lifelong fascination with tropical deserted islands and the fantasies I have around them, fed by the imagery of adventure films and novels. Maybe just a psychological space.
I draw inspiration from personal experiences, nature, film, literature and philosophy.