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My collage technique utilises printed fragments of urban consumerism, liberated from lifestyle magazines and rearranged in a new context. Compositions build from ambiguous shadows and inconsistent shifts of focus, to create scenes of vague disquiet. I attempt to replicate that slightly unnerving feeling one experiences upon entering an unfamiliar space, where the first few seconds are spent rather anxiously scanning the room for something recognisable. These claustrophobic interiors and urban nocturnes may or may not have existed; the half-realised recollections of events might not have happened there. Rather, the works represent leaves torn from the distorted visual memory bank of this unreliable narrator. Or someone else’s…

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