Exhibition view of "Slow Magic, Approaches to Contemporary Painting", Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, 2009   
       
     
 Tree of Paint, 2015, Mixed media on linen, 190x130 cm
       
     
 Weeping Medusa, 2008, Mixed media on linen, 162x130 cm  These paintings present large trees, rich in symbolism and formally dense and varied. The structure of a tree, (the trunk branching out in many directions) allows for an exploration of different approaches to mark-making, anywhere from the photo-realist treatment of tree bark to cartoon-like blobs and foliage, to straight collage of cut-outs from gardening magazines, as well as spray-painted  pochoirs  of real leaves and twigs.  In antropomorphous fashion, these trees talk and sing. Their oracular quality stems from a chattering, tree-dwelling community of parrots, neurotic women, mysterious green men, butterflies, and an assortment of ghosts. Ambiguous narratives and tongue-in cheek fairy-tales play hide-and–seek among the branches. These are trees of life, drunken genealogical conundrums. Cycles of death and re-birth are evoked with humour and grace. There is a fluid, orchestrated alternation between what is real and artificial, between an object and its representations.
       
     
 Rapunzel, 2015, Mixed media on linen 200x160 cm
       
     
 Chiaro-Oscuro, 2006, Mixed media on canvas, 210x170 cm
       
     
 Chiaro-Oscuro, (detail)
       
     
 Family Tree, 2017, Mixed media on paper, archival frame, dimensions variable
       
     
 Family Tree, (detail)
       
     
 Installation view of "Tous, des sang-mêlés" at MacVal, Vitry, France 2017
       
     
 Family Tree, (detail)
       
     
 Family Tree, (detail)
       
     
 Black Dawn, 2009, Mixed media on linen, 162x130 cm
       
     
 Installation view of solo show at LAC Sigean, in collaboration with FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon for regional biennial, this edition titled "Casanova Forever", 2010
       
     
 South of the River, 2007, Mixed media on canvas, 210x170 cm
       
     
 South of the River (detail)
       
     
 Witches' Coven, 2008, Mixed media on linen, 210x170 cm
       
     
 Witches' Coven, (detail)
       
     
 Good Egg, Bad Egg, 2009, Mixed media on canvas, 200x160 cm
       
     
 Installation view of "Garden of Follies", solo exhibition at Kunstmuseum Magdeburg, Germany 2016
       
     
 Walking through the Jungle, 2006, Mixed media on canvas, 210x170 cm
       
     
 Fucking X-mas Tree, 2007, Mixed media on canvas, 210x170 cm
       
     
 Exhibition view of "Slow Magic, Approaches to Contemporary Painting", Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, 2009   
       
     

Exhibition view of "Slow Magic, Approaches to Contemporary Painting", Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, 2009

 

 Tree of Paint, 2015, Mixed media on linen, 190x130 cm
       
     

Tree of Paint, 2015, Mixed media on linen, 190x130 cm

 Weeping Medusa, 2008, Mixed media on linen, 162x130 cm  These paintings present large trees, rich in symbolism and formally dense and varied. The structure of a tree, (the trunk branching out in many directions) allows for an exploration of different approaches to mark-making, anywhere from the photo-realist treatment of tree bark to cartoon-like blobs and foliage, to straight collage of cut-outs from gardening magazines, as well as spray-painted  pochoirs  of real leaves and twigs.  In antropomorphous fashion, these trees talk and sing. Their oracular quality stems from a chattering, tree-dwelling community of parrots, neurotic women, mysterious green men, butterflies, and an assortment of ghosts. Ambiguous narratives and tongue-in cheek fairy-tales play hide-and–seek among the branches. These are trees of life, drunken genealogical conundrums. Cycles of death and re-birth are evoked with humour and grace. There is a fluid, orchestrated alternation between what is real and artificial, between an object and its representations.
       
     

Weeping Medusa, 2008, Mixed media on linen, 162x130 cm

These paintings present large trees, rich in symbolism and formally dense and varied. The structure of a tree, (the trunk branching out in many directions) allows for an exploration of different approaches to mark-making, anywhere from the photo-realist treatment of tree bark to cartoon-like blobs and foliage, to straight collage of cut-outs from gardening magazines, as well as spray-painted pochoirs of real leaves and twigs. 
In antropomorphous fashion, these trees talk and sing. Their oracular quality stems from a chattering, tree-dwelling community of parrots, neurotic women, mysterious green men, butterflies, and an assortment of ghosts. Ambiguous narratives and tongue-in cheek fairy-tales play hide-and–seek among the branches. These are trees of life, drunken genealogical conundrums. Cycles of death and re-birth are evoked with humour and grace. There is a fluid, orchestrated alternation between what is real and artificial, between an object and its representations.

 Rapunzel, 2015, Mixed media on linen 200x160 cm
       
     

Rapunzel, 2015, Mixed media on linen 200x160 cm

 Chiaro-Oscuro, 2006, Mixed media on canvas, 210x170 cm
       
     

Chiaro-Oscuro, 2006, Mixed media on canvas, 210x170 cm

 Chiaro-Oscuro, (detail)
       
     

Chiaro-Oscuro, (detail)

 Family Tree, 2017, Mixed media on paper, archival frame, dimensions variable
       
     

Family Tree, 2017, Mixed media on paper, archival frame, dimensions variable

 Family Tree, (detail)
       
     

Family Tree, (detail)

 Installation view of "Tous, des sang-mêlés" at MacVal, Vitry, France 2017
       
     

Installation view of "Tous, des sang-mêlés" at MacVal, Vitry, France 2017

 Family Tree, (detail)
       
     

Family Tree, (detail)

 Family Tree, (detail)
       
     

Family Tree, (detail)

 Black Dawn, 2009, Mixed media on linen, 162x130 cm
       
     

Black Dawn, 2009, Mixed media on linen, 162x130 cm

 Installation view of solo show at LAC Sigean, in collaboration with FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon for regional biennial, this edition titled "Casanova Forever", 2010
       
     

Installation view of solo show at LAC Sigean, in collaboration with FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon for regional biennial, this edition titled "Casanova Forever", 2010

 South of the River, 2007, Mixed media on canvas, 210x170 cm
       
     

South of the River, 2007, Mixed media on canvas, 210x170 cm

 South of the River (detail)
       
     

South of the River (detail)

 Witches' Coven, 2008, Mixed media on linen, 210x170 cm
       
     

Witches' Coven, 2008, Mixed media on linen, 210x170 cm

 Witches' Coven, (detail)
       
     

Witches' Coven, (detail)

 Good Egg, Bad Egg, 2009, Mixed media on canvas, 200x160 cm
       
     

Good Egg, Bad Egg, 2009, Mixed media on canvas, 200x160 cm

 Installation view of "Garden of Follies", solo exhibition at Kunstmuseum Magdeburg, Germany 2016
       
     

Installation view of "Garden of Follies", solo exhibition at Kunstmuseum Magdeburg, Germany 2016

 Walking through the Jungle, 2006, Mixed media on canvas, 210x170 cm
       
     

Walking through the Jungle, 2006, Mixed media on canvas, 210x170 cm

 Fucking X-mas Tree, 2007, Mixed media on canvas, 210x170 cm
       
     

Fucking X-mas Tree, 2007, Mixed media on canvas, 210x170 cm