Preparatory Prevent - Left Flat, 2019
Oil on Canvas
80 x 120 cm
Preparatory Prevent roots from the artist’s feelings upon habitual preparative routines creating an intangible block towards a day’s actuality. Rituals originally implemented to aid a situation, shift into preventative acts that hinder from the present. Preparatory Prevent aims to visually represent such frustrations, by personifying significant objects, and restricting functionality through a literalisation of this blocking sensation. These blocks become hovering burdens, enclosing the objects in their existing environments.
Kept neutral, bare and flat, the two-dimensionality of the paintings reflect the subsided state reached when such blocks are left ignored.