Untitled (Personal Tabloid)
Untitled (Personal Tabloid) is a new series of paintings that articulate and compare specific events from my history with particular circumstances in the individual accounts of notable artists. Through the use of text, these works create self-exposing, one-liners that echo newspaper headlines, tabloid journalism and the myriad of clickbait headlines ricocheting across the internet. Each painting time stamps a particular time and place within the personal narratives that I have constructed as well as those of notable artists, as well as noting subtle traces of socio-political history and context.
The text often arrives as some kind of tumbling real world manifestation of an internal dialogue, an ongoing private discussion centred on success, disappointments, belief and doubt.