Gallery Affiliations: Dot Fiftyone Gallery, Dolby Chadwick Gallery
My recent body of work—a series of large-scale charcoal drawings—examines ideas of dislocation and exoticism. I explore cross-cultural and hybrid identities through clichéd references to tropical culture together with Pop and Victorian-style elements. With the aim of questioning notions of place and belonging, I employ different strategies to subordinate the contradictory to a delicate and imaginative order. As the past, the present, the exotic, and the familiar collide, absurd and fantastic panoramas arise.