Painting as Ruin, collaborative installation with Charlie Betts, Waverley Abbey, Surrey, 2016
"Painting as Ruin explores ideas of the deconstructed painting, the materiality and physicality of the painting object: merging the artists' concepts to celebrate accidental monuments in the ephemeral potential of the combined work.
The collaborative works teeter on the edge of collapse, with a sculptural quality that creates a fresh response to the idea of painting. Painting as Ruin poses the question of the tension between structure and surface. Changing the structural reality of the work, the artists expose the rawness of the canvas and frame – revealing an honest, sensual yet brutal and raw nature to the constructed painting.
The pieces might nod toward the notion of romantic beauty in the ruin, however the artists address a subversion, exposing truth within the painting object, a broken structure that echoes in the ruined architecture." More info