Acrylic paint on wood board, 2018.
A study of scale and context exploring distorted perception.
2 inch wide digital images of the point of intersection between dark walls, floors or furnishings are rotated, enlarged 50x, then painted in acrylic. The resulting, brightly coloured paintings become fantasy landscapes . Disorienting and almost recognisable, taking us somewhere between dream and reality.
Shadow and contrast from the original photos, painted out of focus and out of context, becomes unsettling. Inviting us into a place we think we know. Richly coloured and improbably sensuous, they are intended to appear unreal, yet strangely familiar - hinting at landscapes easily found in the spaces between the walls and furnishings of our own homes.
‘Dark walls’ references an online search term used to locate interiors following the trend for deeply coloured walls. It suggests at the oppression our material possessions can sometimes breed.