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Enlighten is an abstract acrylic painting on a deep edged square canvas. The dappled background of blues, purples and black creates a feeling of depth, and both contrasts and highlights the gold and red splash. There is a real sense of movement within this painting.
Metallic inks have been used in this painting, so areas catch the light as you move.
This is a completely unique and original artwork, and is signed on the back. Enlighten is ready to hang, therefore there is no need for a frame.
I live and work in West London, and since graduating from Chelsea College of Art I and have had my work exhibited across the U.K.
Through my work I question the fidelity and validity of our personal histories and our perceptions of them, which in turn challenge our concepts of personal identity and self. Our memories are fragile and can be readily manipulated; during their retelling we often incorporate false or assumptive elements, which subtly reshape them. The act of remembering is an act of creation.
I interpret the concept of memory construction in my paintings by exploring how materials react and interact with each other. The drying time between applications, the order of layering and choice of media all contribute to a continuously changing outcome. Each layer interacts with and changes those that precede and follow it whilst retaining its own properties. The acrylic pieces are viewed from the ‘underside’.
My paintings are drawn from memories and abstracted such that the elements collate to form an emotional response using colour, rather than a literal interpretation. My work mainly calls upon my own experiences and childhood memories from Malta as source material.
The metallic inks within the paintings change their appearance as the viewer navigates around the room, and in doing so creates different viewing experiences from multiple angles.
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