Author on Alchemy
This work is an abstract art asssociated with pittura metafisica, or metaphysical painting. It may be understood as an aesthetic structuralism that conveys a structural infinity. In this way it is archetypal and involves the Jungian archetype. It involves a philosophical perspectivism, and a ‘low’ or abyssal dionysian abstraction, which I bring into interiors, still life, landscape, and portraiture. I convey a sculptural figuration and also utilise the theme of the mannequin, as the psychic apparatus. Its figuration then involves a kind of realism, in an existential sense of realism. In general these originated from an interest in bringing the dionysian into graphic, perspectival, and figurative work, and from Heideggerian kind of experience of space, that contains a structurality. It is related to abstract surrealism and metarealism, but emphasises an essence or immanence, which I understand through the tragic, and the shadow, and an afternoon withdrawal.
1998 Nexus Exhibition, group exhibition, Downey Museum of Art, Downey, California.
1997 Homecoming Exhibition, group exhibition, Sarah Bain Gallery, Fullerton, California.
1996 Small Sacrifices, group exhibition,, Sarah Bain Gallery, Fullerton, California.
1995 Gallery Artists Christmas Exhibition, Sarah Bain Gallery, Fullerton, California.
1995 Untitled, Untethered, Christies auction, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California.
1995 Solo Exhibition, Gallery 57, Fullerton, California.
Anatomy of Light, Troubador Publishing Ltd., Imprint: Matador, 272PP (Leicester, 2007).
Anatomy of Light & Dionysian Aesthetics (forthcoming edition), Troubador Publishing Ltd., Imprint: Matador (Leicester: 2012).
The Peacock’s Egg (forthcoming book), Mandrake of Oxford (Oxon: 2012).
An Approach to Metaphysical Painting (forthcoming book).
Nietzsche and de Chirico: Images of the Aidôs, 10th Annual Conference of the Friedrich Nietzsche
Society, Warwick University, Coventry, September 2002.
MA Painting (distinction), The Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, 1998.
BA Painting, San Francisco State University, 1993.