My work explores tensions between the obsolete and the reclaimable, the digital and the analogue, the machine-made and the man-made.
Strands of audiotape are arranged, overlaid and applied to wooden boards in industrial and decorative motifs, evoking the look of machine printed vinyl sheets. This machine-made aesthetic is at odds with the steady and meticulous labour used to produce the work, just as the limited duration of the audio contained on the surface undermines the work's inherent production time.
Here, 30 or 60-minute compositions reduce personal and evocative material such as audio recordings into a mere surface or skin, recording repetitive human labour or mark making. Through my practice, I play with notions of labour, production, and how one quantifies and values time.
Born 1985, Cape Town, South Africa. Lives and works in London
Dec 2014 01:31:54, m² Gallery, London
June 2010 Stretch, Arch Gallery, London
Nov 2014 Bad Behaviour, Brixton East, London
Oct 2014 Neo Craft, Arebyte Gallery, London
Oct 2014 The Independent Artist’s Fair, London
Oct 2014 Project Recursive, No Format Gallery, London
June 2014 Cerebellum, The Macbeth, London
April 2014 Dale Wilson and Dylan Shields, Peckham Pelican, London
April 2011 The Woodmill Studio Artist Group Show, The Woodmill, London
Oct 2009 Recent Graduates, The Affordable Art Fair, London
Sept 2009 The Public Gets What the Public Wants, Arch Gallery, London
May 2008 Bad Rawing, The Bear, London
April 2008 Untitled, Area 10, London
June 2014 Solo Award, WW Gallery, London (Selected Artist)
June 2014 ArtSlant Showcase: Mixed Media, ArtSlant (Shortlist)
Sept 2009 The Public Gets What the Public Wants, Arch Gallery, London (Winner)
2006 – 09 BA (Hons) Fine Art: Drawing, Camberwell College of Art, London
2004 – 05 Foundation Studies in Art & Design, Bradford College, West Yorkshire