Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Friday 7th–Thursday 27th September 2012
'This exhibition of new works is based on a three day art project I undertook at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in April this year. I wandered the airport through a series of random and planned walks, gaining invaluable insight into the transitory nature of this generic space.
As a new development in my art practice I am excited to be presenting a series of works of paper. These new works continue my exploration of image making to evoke the passage of people through non-places, in a combination of print-making and collage.
I have chosen printmaking as a key aspect of this medium is the layering of one printed image over the top of another - a process which is very similar to the layering and obliteration techniques I employ in my painting. For this series I have chosen the printmaking techniques of monotype and collograph. The subtractive monotype technique of wiping ink off the plate prior to printing offers wonderful painterly marks and the opportunity for the unexpected to occur. This unknown quality increases as each layer is added and makes each finished print unique.'