ARTIST STATEMENT

My practice uses the narrative quality of painting to explore the liminal space between psychology and digital technology. It is through painting that I flesh out and subvert generational anxieties caused by or concerning the pervasive impact of gadgets and social media on the human psyche. In my view, painting’s physicality, slowness and history facilitate contemplation away from screens, away from the attention-grabbing algorithms that roam our digitized image-saturated culture to propagate content that fosters a superficial form of entertainment.

 

Perhaps counterintuitively, I combine digital aesthetics with gestural marks in search of a more enthralling journey than a kitten-filled Instagram reel. Namely, a series of intertwined painted stories that take my experience with technology as a starting point to discuss pivotal questions on life in the 21st century. 

CV

Education

2019 - present    

-MA Painting, Royal College of Art, London

2018 - 2019        

-MA Arts and Culture, Leiden University, Leiden  

2013 - 2016        

-BA Liberal Arts and Sciences, University College Utrecht, Utrecht ​

Selected Exhibitions

2021

-'Through the Mirage', Fitzrovia Gallery, London       

-‘A Space to Hold the Gaze’, Liliya Art Gallery, London

-‘Still Alive’, MAPA Fine Art, London​

2020        

-‘Jam Session Part II’, Christian Marx Gallery, Düsseldorf

-‘Slipping the Net’, Robert Young Antiques, London

2019        

-‘Venus’, Fundació Amics de la UNESCO, Barcelona*

2018        

-‘Distòpies Domèstiques’, Palau de la Diputació, Tarragona*

-‘Show 51: Our Souls to Keep’, Field Projects Gallery, the Internet

-‘Tracking the Curve’, NYSS Student Galleries, New York City

-Art Karlsruhe International Art Fair, Christian Marx Gallery, Karlsruhe

2017        

-Art Karlsruhe International Art Fair, Christian Marx Gallery, Karlsruhe

Courses and Residencies​​ 

2020        

-‘Drawing Marathon with Graham Nickson’, New York Studio School, New York City  

 

Awards​

2021       

-Awarded the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant (First Grant, Painting), Canada

2019       

-Short-listed for the Signature Art Prize, United Kingdom

-Long-listed for The Royal Award for Modern Painting, The Netherlands 

Publications​​ 

2021        

-Issue 60 Published by Art Reveal Magazine

-Article Published by Art Blog Mad 54

                            

 

* Solo Exhibition