The Meta Method exhibition consists of a series of small sculptural pieces, which have been framed for presentation at Matthew’s Yard. The materials used in the creation of these artworks are mostly discarded pieces of junk such as computer parts, material samples and old jewellery. The creative process is experimental, very few of the artworks are planned in advance. In fact, many hours have been spent in trial and error before the final compositions were eventually ‘discovered’.
I begun exploring this style of expression whilst at school. Originally, I was influenced by the artist Dave McKean, who works with mixed media and sculpture. Recently a fascination with science (fiction and non-fiction alike) has shaped my aesthetic style and the theoretical framework behind my work.
The author, Arthur C. Clarke, is one of my biggest inspirations. For example, the small white marble tiles used for the piece ‘Tertiary – Quinary’ somewhat resemble the famous black monoliths from Space Odyssey series. My Meta Method artworks illustrate access to knowledge beyond sensory limitation - through the use of theory and specialised equipment.
I hope to engage the viewer within a visceral, visual experience of abstract information and theory - making this information more real, accessible and tangible by giving it a solid form. I want to open people’s eyes to the unsolved mysteries of the universe, and perhaps allow people to consider the idea of approaching these mysteries in their own way.
Short Artist Biography
Three years ago I graduated in Interior Design from the University of Arts – LCC. Having sensed the need for personal freedom and self-expression, my career as a designer was put on hold. During the year following I began to refine my identity as an artist.
For this time, the external, objective world with its goals and demands took a backseat as I immersed myself in the inner journey. I began externalising all my life experiences and knowledge – realising them in the material things we might call ‘art’. Prior to this breakthrough, my creative process was a test of skill and technique. Now it is more an exercise of the mind.