My art practice jumps and moves about, employing a range of disparate works in its make-up, to throw off the scent of being found, of being located. I use this approach to stay in the immediacy and flux of building and developing ideas so that finished individual components or pieces have a strong proximity to the process by which they were made.

To a large extent my art practice has a workshop based quality to it, an intense DIY aesthetic. Assembled pieces range from furniture-like constructions, to drawings, to sound-based works or computer aided design and composite photographic work. All have a semi low-tech method of construction to them, an ‘off the shelf’ materiality; a garage constructed method to their making which drives a directness of form and meaning that I insist on in my work.

Some art works can have a strong design prototype quality to them, others may contain imagery and ideas similar to the raw straightforwardness of documentary. Overall the process by which I work is both a push toward and an encompassment of contradiction; the containing of an unstable energy and dynamic that makes the meaning of a work stay alive, stay moving.

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

  • Random Dictates - Mary/Newton Gallery, Wellington (2009)
  • No House Style - Mary/Newton Gallery, Wellington (2006)
  • Light Industrial - Olive Cafe, Wellington (2005)
  • Near Facsimiles and Other Corruptions - Christopher Moore Gallery, Wellington (2004)
  • Test Tone - Christopher Moore Gallery, Wellington (2003)
  • Nothingless - Hirschfield City Gallery, Wellington (2003)
  • Mud It Up! - Christopher Moore Gallery, Wellington (2002)
  • Urban Litmus - Olive Cafe, Wellington (2002)
  • Consult - Christopher Moore Gallery, Wellington (2001)
  • Techno - Christopher Moore Gallery, Wellington (2001)
  • Polyglot - Neut, Wellington (2001)
  • Primary - Enjoy, Wellington (2000)
  • Ghostnet - Christopher Moore Gallery, Wellington (2000)
  • Shopping Transcriptions - Christopher Moore Gallery, Wellington (1999)
  • Precision Thick and Heavy - Christopher Moore Gallery, Wellington (1999)