Reception: May 24th, 8PM to 11PM
My work explores ideas of escapism, which stems from a nostalgic view of my youth. Emerging from a rich background of gaming, model making, astronomy textbooks and television influences; this idea formulates itself into my work somewhat instinctually. This could be construed as the recreation of an earlier time of mine in the present to the outside viewer.
Space (disambiguation), Space (outer space) and Science aids my work, I draw inspiration from optical illusions to create seemingly more space from smaller literal spaces. While also drawing influence from the harsh and ultimately isolating nature of outer space. Utilizing methods of constructing such as electronic buttons, peepholes, batteries, LED’s I create narratives in isolated boxes; Isolating the narrative from the public while also protecting it in some ways. Through this I create narrative bubbles that I allow the viewer to peer into.
My current work uses the comic narrative language to achieve symbolism and archetypes that are easily understandable to more viewers. Combining these ideas I create narratives that, on their own seem unrecognizable or out of context, but upon viewing a number of them become immediately recognizable. Creating and utilizing narrative archetypes in the same manner that comic narrative does. The goal is to have a rich abundance of narratives/archetypes as to allow ideas to be formulated automatically by the viewer the same way a person can with recognizable comic book narratives.