“When thought is expressed in an artistic image, an exact form has been found for it, attempting to convey a creators ideal.” - Andrei Tarkovsky.
I have found that this is most purely expressed in cinema, a form that allows for an utterly direct, emotional and intense perception of a second reality. Each frame or scene is not just a description, but a fragment of an action, or landscape, or face. A temporal image that sets up a resistance to the viewer. Throughout this project I have been attempting to extrapolate this very notion. In painting there is a physical distance between the picture and the viewer, a distance that creates a certain reverence towards what it depicts. I wanted to explore this moment, using a personal selection of photocopied film stills, I then distilled the imagery to a bare moment of a pause, almost like holding your breath. These paintings are my films.