Visceral: Adjective - Relating to deep inward feelings, rather than the intellect.
Insight into the series by the artist -
“In my view, creativity is not reliant on a cognitive process. Over-thinking can destroy originality. Goal orientated work will always be master to the goal itself and can only be set free once one surrenders to a blank canvas to see what it has to reveal.
My process is simple: I disconnect from the world, don’t think about achieving something, find a quiet space in my mind and immerse myself in it.
Once I have achieved this, I’m no longer in control of the outcome. In this way, sometimes the work comes quickly, and at other times, it’s a real struggle. But this method offers me very different kind of reward. This ongoing series of work explores the concept of taking the mind out of the creative process to allow for a more honest expression.
These images express a vast range of emotions and, I hope, have the potential to evoke the same within the viewer. If my art can connect with someone on an emotional level, I have achieved enough.”