My work takes influence from the geometric shapes found in Modernist and Brutalist architecture, Russian constructivism, and artists such as Rodchenko and Gabo. Using photography as my main visual research method, I have focused on the Manchester School of Art ‘Benzie Building’, to deconstruct and then re-construct the building as 3D-Constructions and 2D-Geometric imagery.
My 3D geometric forms inhabit the wall where a painting can be found but operate beyond the constraints of the 2-dimensional rectangle within a frame. The constructed forms bring together physical material, colour, paint, and light, inhabiting real space that moves and changes with the viewer's perspective. The angled surfaces, structural lines, and painted planes create new spaces within the work, generating reflected light and luminous shadows across surfaces and walls.
The viewer forms a physical engagement with my work, creating a personal relationship with the association of materials and imagery from the built environment, instigating a dialogue between the 3D objects, 2D imagery, and audience.