Wednesday, 25 September 2013
Here are the finished paintings for my latest solo exhibition: "All Of The Places That I Have Lived". The series is a collection of 30+ self portraits from birth to date, encapsulated within the frame work of every house, apartment, flat, studio, squat, houseboat and dwelling I have lived in my life thus far. Each work explores the effect of my living space upon myself and my development as an artist, forming a timeline of my life and art. The works are a study in nostalgia, exploring my sense up upheaval and displacement via moving house 17 times, in 8 or so towns/cities, across 2 continents.
Here are opening night photos from my giant retrospective show in Paris, June 6th 2013. Many family and friends hopped on the Eurostar from over the pond - and some flew all the way from Australia for what was my biggest exhibition so far - encompassing 180m2 and containing 5 years' worth of work. It took 4 days to hang over 2 stories, and endless patience from wonderful gallery assistant Anne-Sophie Deruaz. I even got my hair dyed rainbow for the occaision! The works were complemented by the beautiful light sculptures of Celine Wright.