Chambre 2011

This  group of  paintings  follows  on  from  the  Stanzina series shown at the  Whitechapel Gallery in 2009. They began  as under and  over-exposed photographs  taken on a  fleeting stay in a  tiny chapel in France. The works continue the theme of the dark room as a metaphor for the camera and   make  reference to the inter - play between the captured  photograph and  the painted image. The  Chambre paintings,  based  on incidental  views   of   a   room,  where  the  shifting   patterns  of  light  interact   with  a   small  selection of objects,  produce  something   poetic  and  profound.  Collectively this cluster of  paintings form a portrait of this  intimate  interior  and,  as  if  awaking  from  the  darkness  of a  night's   sleep, the early  morning light reveals mirrors, pictures, door frames and unmade blue sheets reminiscent of an Annunciation.