Acrylic paint on wood board, 2018.
A study of scale and context exploring distorted perception.
The resulting paintings are disorienting, imaginary landscapes. Shadow and contrast from the original photos, painted out of focus and out of context, are unsettling. 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 might suggest mystery or foreboding and hints at the oppression our material possessions can sometimes breed.