My submission is as follows:
Thank you for creating this exciting opportunity for artists during a time of global crisis.
Isolation format does not support the creative community. People with imagination and exciting ideas strive in the environment of collaboration and bouncing ideas of each other. They need to be bombarded with stimulus to allow them to formulate new and deeply reflective responses.
I have spent my life travelling to the most distant places (currently 99 countries). My creative intention is to observe people, who are suspended in the vacuum of waiting. Perhaps, the best distraction from this process is to focus on entrapment in hypnotic repetition. Interaction with people, interviewing them, drawing and photographing allow me to establish a unique sense of rapport and cohesion. After all, we are traveling through space on a piece of rock through space.
Recently, I have started to use a washing machine and the process of washing as a metaphor for cleansing and erasing. A bizarre process of an OCD-like sterilisation and removing images from their existence on canvas.
Therefore, I propose to interview a selection of people from the streets in a one-mile radius of your physical gallery space at 87 Princes Avenue, Hull, HU5 3PQ.
Perhaps, with your help, I would identify a number of possible individuals and contact them via Skype.
Following online interviews and photography, I would create a number of paintings to evidence the hypnotic repetition of waiting for the end of lockdown.
Video recordings of the washing of these canvases would become ready for submission as digital projections.
Erasing memories of isolation.
Current research issue – Waiting: Hypnotic Repetition
Through my projects I feel that I discover my inner fears, longings and re-evaluate my uncertainties. My work seems to be an attempt to explore and question by metaphorical presentation my response to the hidden truths of the world. The essence of the value of these works is in their inherent meaning and an atmosphere, which manifests itself in the dusk of the space portrayed, thus the light may appear, where the hue of colour fulfils clarity and sounds with harmonious melody.