The Negotiators 82 x 122 cm acrylic on board
This series of paintings is a jump into the fever pitch intensity of cartoons. It is another language, this time one of vibrant colour, energy and noise, with simplified forms and gestures that exist in parallel to our own daily lives.
There was an optimism in the 50's, post-war America - an upbeat dynamism that embraced industry, growth and mechanisation. There was also a shift from 'need' to 'desire' and the new utopia of modernity was in vogue.
Despite its vibrancy, this work also hints at the impossibility and instability of this dream of unfettered consumerism, alluding to the cracks of this present day's utopia.
Here, I create collages of images, allowing them to coalesce until they resonate and reflect my own obsessions and concerns.