• Spare Rib Painting Heidi by CLittle Studio 2016
  • Spare Rib Painting for Blerta Berisha by CLittle Studio 2016
  • Spare Rib Painting for Blerta Berisha no. 2 by CLittle Studio 2016
  • Spare Rib Painting by CLittle Studio 2016
  • Spare Rib Painting no.2 by CLittle Studio 2016
  • slow_show_09_clweb
  • Buckets of membrane squirm through their self-emitting gel, transported into a lost land, the crowd disperses, eyes are transfixed by CLittle Studio 2013
  • Off the Wall
  • Around the Corner

PAINTING BACKWARDS SERIES, 2012 to Present

Painting for Heidi Rebsamen, 2016
Painting for Blerta Berisha, 2016
Painting for Blerta Berisha No.2, 2016
Spare Rib Painting, 2016
Spare Rib Painting No.2, 2016
Buckets of membrane squirm through their self-emitting gel, transported into a lost land, the crowd disperses, eyes are transfixed. (Close Рup) 2013
Buckets of membrane squirm through their self-emitting gel, transported into a lost land, the crowd disperses, eyes are transfixed. (Close Рup) 2013

I love painting and drawing. I love working on the big collaborative projects but when it is realized I like to retreat into my studio and experiment with materials. The body of work was inspired by the reconstruction of The Queen of Luxuria’s formal costume in 2012. I was drawing out the pattern and cutting the fabric and fell in love with the negative shapes. This began the eighteen piece wall installation that I installed at Slow Gallery in 2013 and I constructed ceramic pieces that were fired and painted in acrylic. My practice since Goldsmiths’ is conceptual and I would define myself as a conceptual artist but I love to¬†experiment with materials. This aspect of formal aesthetic investigation is realized within this body of work always inspired by the public art projects but running tangentially.

The philosophy behind this body of work is also influenced by my early training at Goldsmiths’ and SAIC exploring issues of the hierarchy between craft and painting. Taking the craft – the art of making costumes to create the fine art is a reversal of the hierarchal status. Utilizing the pattern I have created for the Queen of Luxuria to decorate the artworks has become a visual signature. This constant visual exploration of using what is left behind, what is discarded and abandoned becomes the starting point of these artworks.

I have created multiple artworks as part of this series and am currently working on a new body of work inspired by the Spare Rib project that I created for the City of Lucerne, Switzerland 2016. This will be exhibited at Preston Bradley Center from October 15, 2016 to November 15, 2016.