Former Writer: Colour on SurfaceIn 2012 my photographic practice mainly consisted of wandering through urban peripheries, seeking and finding littered and abandoned objects, and staging them to record the scenery via a photograph. On these ramblings I often came across paintings which took me back to my first contact with art production in my early teenage years: graffiti-writing. The desire arose in me to use spray-paint again – a wish to use painterly intervention to apply a contextual shift to objects and scenarios.
Pigment prints, unmounted, mounted or framed, varying sizes, 2013
“Former Writer: Colour on Surface” integrates graffiti-related methods into my photographic and sculptural work. I investigate the relationship between pre-photographic painterly and sculptural interventions and their post-photographic digital equivalents, as well as the connection between spontaneous arrangements in public spaces and compositions staged in the studio that echo the works created outside.