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received his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Ottawa in 1991 and was awarded the jury prize for his work in photography and sculpture.

During his formal training he became enchanted with the idea of the art symbol; juxtaposing two or more images to create visual haikus, then experimenting with overlays as a means of adding intentional uncertainty. Uncertainty allows for greater symbolic expression and interpretation (the conscious mind is imaginatively bound by the limits of language - in theory, symbolic imagery is not so much 'seen' as assimilated via a direct path from the senses to the subconscious). The natural progression has been to superimpose multiple images digitally to enhance the aesthetic and symbolic depth of the works.

He has exhibited photographs, videos, and interactive sculptures in Canada and Europe since 1993.

He has served on the Board of Directors at SAW Contemporary Artist's Centre in Ottawa, Canada, and has taught workshops in Ottawa and Toronto.

Influences include Minor White, Evergon, Josef Sudek, Paul Gauguin, Gustav Klimt, Emily Carr, Lynne Cohen, kinetic installation artist Tony Brown, Carl Jung and Ellen Dissanayake.


Statement

"I've always been fascinated by rhythmic structures and how interacting patterns & sounds lend themselves to ritual and meditation. In reaction to perceived limitations of the spoken word and my background in music, I work at constructing similar structures in visual art, in an effort to create a deeply communicative symbolic language.

Socially and spiritually, I'm interested in our communal sense of loss of something wonderful. In creating art, I choose to use new technologies that we have in part come by in lieu of that very 'something' - they become the tools I use in an attempt to stir a collective memory...

My work is focused around (mortal) life; including the lightness, darkness, the beauty and the sadness of living."


Exhibitions

Ottawa, Canada.
Bratislava, Slovakia.
Toronto, Canada.

Whippersnapper Gallery, Toronto Canada, 2005.
F&P Gallery, Toronto Canada, 2006.
Toronto Canada, with Canadian Geographic photographer David Trattles 2006.
Toronto Canada, 2009.
Canada, 2010.



Gallery of Selected Work









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Art Gallery of Ontario      Central European House of Photography, Slovakia

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