The first part of the Patterns in Anarchy collection in an exhibition at But First Coffee, 43, Quernmore Road, London N4 4QP.
In the urban visual environment there is always an intertextual continuum of communication which is continuously available to us on our daily journey. It emerges through the constant change, addition, subtraction and redaction by street artist, tagger, workman, political activist, advertiser and weather. It also manifests as a visual anarchy surrounding us, always present, though mostly unobserved as anything but an unordered chaos.
With photography I attempt to find the correct level of magnification that allows another iteration of the anarchy, filtering it, searching for the patterns in the chaos. With collage the constituent parts are free to form new patterns and ideas, set against a different environment and continuing the communication in a new context.
All the material for the pieces is collected from the urban streets of many cities. It is literally ripped from the walls and reconstituted into new patterns that reveal another order in the chaos and at the same time continue the anarchy against a fresh backdrop.
7th January – 2nd February 2019
Weekdays 7am – 4pm
Weekends 9am – 1pm