Observing the behaviour of our political and sociological constructs,
I offer a visual experience centred on the question of the true independence of the individual in the face of collective absurdity.

Today’s growing trend for the need to belong to a group, in order to define oneself and justify ones presence within society is to me the very definition of the loss of identity and individual determination, essentially a total loss of free will. It is, of course, paramount that we keep social structures in place and unity within groups to rally for change and speak out against injustices. However, decades of perpetual conflict and economic insecurity and the promotion of false information has created an atmosphere of the ‘them and us’. It has encouraged clannism and exclusionary behaviours.

In my realistic figurative paintings the repetition of my own image, my back, it is used as a motif. Growing up before the advent of social media I have witnessed fundamental changes in society that have occurred as a result and the immergence of a hyper narcissistic world. The repeated figures in my paintings are a vehicle for my observations and allow anonymity to address them.