In my practice I hope to question societies relationship with technology. The internet as a form of distraction and social media as a source for social anxiety. 

Screens create an alternate space within our lives, a dual reality, in which one is present and one that is unidentifiable as a space, a subconscious world.

My paintings composed typically of found images (from Google) of defunct appliances and obscured celebrities. Create an image that is unsettling and uncanny, whilst it is not always obvious why the select images have been chosen, they form a conversation with each other, each painting aims to focus on separate ideas. For example ideas about being distracted or present, to ideas of empathy that seems removed from some aspects of society. 


‘I see something like you in this plate, but I do not see you. I hear something like you through this     telephone, but I do not hear you’  (‘The Machine Stops’ E.M Foster,1909) - (FC X OM IMY)



London, UK

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