What is it about this particular period that makes it your go-to source for subjects?
– To a great extent, it’s the fact that the political, economic, psychological, scientific, and artistic movements of our time originated then. It was a chaotic time, full of stark contrasts, which embodies both the noblest and the most horrendous of humanity’s ambitions.
Can you tell us something about your technique?
– There is an archaeological dimension, both to the subjects themselves and to the way I construct the paintings. My process is based on reconstruction, and the paintings are created over long periods of time, through tiny shifts in the shading. I use Titan White and Ebony, and mix them into all the various shades of grey.
The exhibition open on 31 August.