This time last year I moved from my home town of Clevedon, where I worked as a self employed photographer and artist alongside working in the family run restaurant. In May 2014 I moved to East Dulwich in London to live with my eldest sister, Angela and her three children, Owain, Sofia and Rosa.
"One Year in 270" was an exhibition that showed my productivity and journey as an artist in the first year of being in the house. I used painting, not only as a way to escape not knowing where I am going, but to manage and understand the complexities I have been facing with digital photography and letting go of an image.
On entering the house there was a framed print from the website project Going Somewhere. The project derived from my journeys across Britain over four years (2010 to 2014) until I moved to London. With the road as my constant, the photographs chart the variables of automobiles, registration plates, road works, road bridges, traffic, pedestrians, cyclists, houses, warehouses, weather and nature.
The journeys were made in two different vehicles, both red Hyundai i20s. Sometimes GPS would guide me to a destination. Other times, I would just follow the road on an uncertain journey.
On the website project the viewer is able to stop the journey by clicking on a digital image. That image is then available to order as a one-off giclée print. Once bought, the image is removed from the site.
It is from these photographs that I started to paint. Reconstructing fragments of journeys that have already been made and turning them into paintings.
Each painting listed here was exhibited in the "One year in 270" Open House that was on for the duration of the Dulwich Arts Festival.
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