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MFA (Gray's School ofArt), MA (Art History) (University of Glasgow)

The visual and written work which I produce relates to investigations into the contemporary art of the everyday. With ideas deriving from everyday interpretations of our personal environment, I investigate how a… Read More
Email : lister_art@hotmail.com

MFA (Gray's School ofArt), MA (Art History) (University of Glasgow)

The visual and written work which I produce relates to investigations into the contemporary art of the everyday. With ideas deriving from everyday interpretations of our personal environment, I investigate how average and run-of-the-mill views can be deconstructed and re-presented.

The art of the everyday does not simply relate to the banal or uninteresting, but rather has been developed in academic discourse to allow for analysis of the ways in which daily experiences are organised and structured. By examining the processes of structuring, in written and in visual terms, it is possible to explore how aspects of individual everyday existence are created. The artworks themselves exist as clear pictorial representations, but also act as discursive launch points toward a conceptual consideration of new branches of the art of the everyday.

Recent works include visual interpretations of the physical journey along Route 66, the decommissioned U.S Highway. The combination of painted meditations on spaces, photographs and screen captures from the now ubiquitous Google Street View mapping software, creates an oscillation between the idea of physical travel, the consideration of a moment in time, and the notion of virtually traversing spaces.

The goal of my ongoing artistic work is to develop aesthetic visual outcomes which reflect on the capturing, presentation and dissemination of physical moments, which instantly become lost in the digitised age.

"[…]how real is the actual, how does the actual enter the imagined and how does the image govern the real?" (Jeff Wall - Artist) Read Less
My ongoing Practice-Led Research focuses on developing a new way of understanding the contemporary everyday through the lens of the emerging concept of altermodernism.

It combines an existing understanding of place and space within the everyday, as discussed by Henri Lefebvre (The Critique of Everyday Life, 1961)… Read More
My ongoing Practice-Led Research focuses on developing a new way of understanding the contemporary everyday through the lens of the emerging concept of altermodernism.

It combines an existing understanding of place and space within the everyday, as discussed by Henri Lefebvre (The Critique of Everyday Life, 1961) and Michel de Certeau (The Practice of Everyday Life, 1984), with material which considers the changing nature of the physicality of existence in an increasingly information-centric era.

By using Bourriaud’s thinking regarding the artist as homo viator, and the possibilities of instantaneous travel through constellations of interconnected nodes, an improved understanding of the contemporary everyday and our changing engagement with the momentary present can be reached. The work of Leo Charney (Empty Moments: Cinema, Modernity and Drift, 1998), offers the starting point for current visual work. Read Less
Please refer to the GSA Research webpages for an up to date Exhibition List.
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Member since: Nov 14, 2011