Inspired by a trip to Stockholm, Sweden. The surroundings that Stockholm had to offer allowed me to incorporate the fluidity of the city into my work. I have created abstract paintings, subconsciously creating paintings that to me, represent landscapes through their marks.
The works below originate from photographs I had taken with an underwater camera. The different angles created an obscured figure and consequently, a distorted image. My intention was to create a figurative image, however, I did not allow the form to dominate the works main concept. Their slightly obscured appearance allows an almost dream like quality to become an inherent within the paint.
These intentions derive from my interest in philosophies of the Sublime, in particular Edmund Burke’s Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful, (1757) and Immanuel Kant’s A Critique of Judgement (1790) – texts published at the onset of the era of romanticism.
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