TH4Y, Generator Projects, 2017. Image by Jack McCombe

STATEMENT:

A millennial painter: playfully negotiating the tension between the digital and the analogue.

The motif of the tech-swipe - the greasy mark smeared by a language of swipes, clicks, flicks and drags across a pristine screen - illustrates the conversation between man and digital interface. Swipes become painterly marks: gestures.

Toying with gendered conceptions of the domestic interior and of colour, my paintings investigate the disparity between real space, pictorial space and virtual space in a world dominated by digital screens.

 

EDUCATION:

2017-2019 | MA Painting | RCA

2012 - 2016 | BA Fine Art | First Class Honours | Edinburgh College of Art

2014 August - December | UMPRUM | The Academy of Art, Architecture and Design Prague 

 

AWARDS:

2017 | TH4Y, GENERATORprojects, selected

2017 | RSA:NC - Royal Scottish Academy New Contemporaries, selected 

2017 | X, Blip blip blip, selected

2016 | George Jackson Prize for excellence in painting, prize winner

 

RESIDENCIES:

2017 | Luton High Town | As You Change So Do I

 

SELECTED PRESS:

The Times - 'Visual arts: New Contemporaries 2017 at RSA Edinburgh' - Giles Sutherland

The Skinny - 'New Royals' - Adam Benmakhlouf

ARTWEEK - Interview - Hannah Smith