This fresh, ongoing series of oil and spray painting picks on the hobby of gardening, which along other domestic pastimes such as sewing and baking, was rediscovered by a Generation Z during the March - May 2020Covid-19 lockdown. With everyone encouraged, or obliged, to stay contained within the household, gardening offered reflection and escape Uploads of images showing plants, gardens and harvest opened new channels of conversation on social media on the topic, both in groups set up for individual sharing the interest, as well as private two way conversations.
WE LOST THE WAR celebrates downfalls as much as victories, through layers of deceptive bright paint and pop iconography. WE LOST THE WAR deals with the idea of loss on two main levels. These are the violation and exploitation of the notion of a national identity, along with personal losses such as lost love and broken relationships. The theme is tackled from a subjective point of view throughout the whole project, presenting a view point which might disarray.
Isolation,technology and households in Western Society are the main themes explored in this project, with the intended final works clearly demonstrating the connection between individuals and their behavior within the confined environment of the home. Quirky habits, sexual fantasies and plain boredom are to be explored in the context of isolation found within the framework of a household in Western societies.
"Ex Voto" is a project that revolves around Christian iconography, the conditions of living on an island and the relation to the sea. Maltese seascapes are depicted in contrast with urban Berlin landscapes to create platforms on which solemnly silent figures exist.
The works explore the ambiguous relation between the sea and the individuals who feel threatened by the physical isolation that it creates, but also feel that the sea gives them an identity, at par with their Catholic upbringing. This body of works bears testimony to contemporary salvation,liberation,and an introspective journey which often leads to solitude.
One can also observe an investigation of activities, mostly nocturnal,that only a built habitat can support due to the nature of its infrastructure. The mechanical structures and high rise buildings silently survey everyday patterns of city inhabitants: over speeding,affairs, anonymous persons driving home after work. Disappointment,repressed sexuality and disillusion are present, creating a heavy,apocalyptic veil in the works.
Fusing childhood memories, pop imagery and typical suburban environment, these works portray the suburban youth. There is an emphasis on the behavior of such youth, as they portray themselves the underdog from the movies, the oppressed but the cool ones.