My work has been described by some as having a misanthropic quality to it, which is perhaps best exemplified by the fact that one of my favourite quotes by a much beloved author, H.P. Lovecraft, reads as follows: “The human race will disappear. Other races in turn will appear and disappear. The skies will be glacial and empty, traversed by the feeble light of half-dead stars. These too will disappear.”
Far from being a nihilist however, I do believe that while existence is inherently meaningless – I also am of the opinion that we do however create our own meaning, particularly through art and expression. In this respect, when taking pictures of crumbling and dilapidated former dwellings for example, it is not so much with a sense of regret or sadness for the loss of former grandeur or usefulness – it is rather with a strange calm that comes from the knowledge that all shall be claimed back by the earth.
It is weirdly comforting to know that there where human endeavour has ceased, natural systems are in place that will – through entropy – scrub away any sign of us ever having been there. And it is these moments, when processes are afoot to restore the natural chaotic order of things in the universe that I shall attempt to document.
While I do not have any formal or theoretical art background, the visual arts have always been a great passion of mine since an early age.
I decided last year to forgo my corporate career to solely focus on my art – a decision which has been greatly rewarding.
My plans for 2019 include launching a website to exhibit my work, as well as expanding my social media presence to further expand my reach into the art-world.