Work produced in response to walks around construction sites and places marked for demolition in areas adjacent to my studio in Doha, Qatar. During the walks I collect discarded materials, such as polystyrene packaging, ‘Geofoam’ offcuts, coloured insulation foam and corrugated metal sheeting. Back in the studio these objects are combined, dissected, cast, drawn and photographed, with an interest in how they allude to architectural spaces, or become transformed into something new through these processes, standing as models or maquettes for larger works.
Assemblage from materials found on the construction site, 9 x 13 x 12cm (top); mixed media drawing, 40 x 29.7 (below)
Assemblages from discarded blue and pink insulation foam, 14 x 8 x 20 cm (left); mixed media drawing, 40 x 29.7cm (right)
Gypsum cast using a mould made with discarded corrugated metal sheets, 22 x 17 x 15 cm
4 – 7 April 2017
Drawings and maquettes exhibited at MiSK Art Festival in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia thanks to Curator Sa’id Costa, and ADD Enterprise. The festival aimed to support and promote the local Saudi art scene. Great experience to show alongside Rachel Gadstone, Zepha/ Vincent Abadie Hafez, Khalid Farhan, Heba Abed, Alke Reeh, Teresa Esteban Gomez, Rashad Alakbarov & Rovshan from YAY Gallery, Azerbaijan, the Tape Art Crew, and more…
Drawings, photos and renders from a 4-day workshop developing concept designs for public artwork with local participants from Riyadh, ages 15-30 yrs.