The work draws upon history and politics, yet at the same time also appears to depict ordinary, everyday scenes. This blurs distinctions between the private and public, reminding us that the political is invested in – and affects – the ordinary.
The paintings are on a monumental scale, and are created using thickly applied acrylic paint and found objects such as metal sheets. This makes them appealing from many angles and creates curious textures. It also divides the subjects into multiple planes or sections in a way that fragments the realism that is portrayed in many of the paintings, both controlling the subject matter and making it harder to see. This fragmentation could even allude to newspaper columns and the way events are manipulated by the media. It is up to the viewer to piece the visual clues together and extract the narratives.
The exhibition is only on for one more week.