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Bēhance

  • Paintings I

  • The construction of each painting fuses disparate images from a variety of sources such as fashion
    magazines, animation stills, comics, the Internet as well as my own photo's and drawings. I predominantly
    choose images and try to create forms which I feel register a visual 'peak shift', a term given to the
    phenomena of 'neurological attraction' that appears in both humans and animals to an extreme
    characterisation of an object. Peak shift has been suggested by the neuroscientist V.S. Ramachandran
    as one of the '10 universal laws of art'.

    This peakshift is present within advertising, Hollywood blockbusters, computer games, Baroque art and Haute couture fashion as well as in the extreme forms of body exaggeration found in bodybuilding and pornography. Japanese animation which also uses this technique has also informed my painting style. By isolating out what I see as the crucial parts of such images and collaging them together into the work my intention is to intensify these visual triggers even further so they form a sort of neurological hyperactivity.
  • Assumption
    acrylic on canvas
    140cm x 165cm
    2008
  • Ataxic Reversal
    acrylic on canvas
    118cm x 100cm
    2008
  • Bound before the source
    acrylic on canvas
    105cm x 100cm
    2008
  • Ciborium emesis
    acrylic on canvas
    60cm x 80cm
    2008
  • Conception of the unfolding implicate
    acrylic on canvas
    153cm x 116cm
    2007
  • Deep structure dispersal
    acrylic on canvas
    120cm x 120cm
    2008
  • Glossolalia
    acrylic on canvas
    150cm x 142cm
    2008
  • Occipital Prolapse
    acrylic on canvas
    90cm x 67cm
    2008
  • The Divining Censer
    acrylic on canvas
    95cm x 100cm
    2008