richard huw morgan
ian aitken smith
My aim is to search for portent and potential narrative in the overlooked, and seemingly insignificant aspects of the everyday. We are all surrounded by the evidence and detritus of almost 40,000 years of the activity of homo faber, and any landscape can essentially be read as an inescapable narrative of intervention. Therefore, I feel it important to celebrate and high light the over looked elements, the anti-monuments and non-events of that landscape, as I feel that these are equally relevant, when we are attempting to decipher a given landscape. Discarded items, the un-thought about gaps between buildings etc., these all have visual qualities that feed into, and inform our piece meal absorption of our surroundings, that subsequently help us to order and decipher the complexity of the environments we inhabit.
I feel that the role of the contemporary artist is to force a reassessment of the everyday. It is my intention to highlight overlooked aspects of the everyday, in order to isolate and represent aspects of the urban environment, with the aim of forging a visual poetry of the commonplace, to elevate the irrelevance of the ordinary.