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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