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I am a music composer and artist based in Belgrave Australia. While my main focus has been largely centred around music, I have returned to painting in the last nine years. What started out as an exploration into work strongly influenced by Pollock, has recently broadened into a style I feel is more my own. Essentially I avoid applying paint directly to the canvas. I use the drip method but also syringes, squirt bottles and even leaf blowers. This is very much an attempt to find a balance between chance, chaos and intention. It creates an intuitive journey where one is looking for the happy accident. Some of this philosophy harks back to the music of John Cage and the ambient work of Brian Eno. as soon as I apply a brush to the canvas or paint a shape, the process becomes conscious and I lose that sense the sub-conscious intention so at this point, this is the constant parameter that exists in my work. There is often no focal point in the work. The eye can't rest on one point. I am interested in trying to replicate the patterns we see in nature, the ones that repeat on every scale from a nebulae in space to oil in a small puddle by the road to the sprawling branches in an autumnal tree. In terms of form it seems minimal but full of frenetic movement at the same time.A lot of my music creates metamorphic aural landscapes that draw the listener into a space of contemplation and movement and I would like to achieve this with my painting and photography.

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Education

Studied music, art, film, and literature at Monash University

Influences

Jackson Pollock, Brian Eno, John Cage, Fred Williams, Alan Ginsberg

153cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,200
122cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,200
153cm (W) x 38cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$850
76cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$980
77cm (W) x 77cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,100
183cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,600