cloth/fabric - (a piece of) woven material from which clothes and many other items are made
a group of connected cells in an animal or plant that are similar to each other, have the same purpose, and form the stated part of the animal or plant
“I feel pulled inside this colourscape, and could easily lose myself in this negotiation of pigments. These paintings provide a sense of transportation, a chance to be held within the watery surfaces.”
The exhibition explores concepts of materiality and mystic thinking.
Infused wholly with notions of non-dualism - a sense of the interconnectedness of all things, and the negation of dualistic thinking - the exhibition refers to the artist’s own ocean swimming and experience of ‘limitless extension’. This total immersion, of being both at one with the ocean and at the mercy of the currents and the larger forces of nature is known In psychoanalytic terms as ‘oceanic feeling’’ - the Freudian notion of an expansion of consciousness beyond one’s body, the sense that there is something bigger than ourselves.
In the same way, the canvas is at the whim of the studio - saturated, printed into, torn, sewn, stepped on, and pulled taut across a frame– the joy is found within the process. The ‘tissu’ or ‘tissue’ is found in the unconventional use of rough, unrefined canvas, riddled with imperfections.