Through the pairing of unconventional methods with unrealised relationships I create convoluted contraptions that explore possibilities, connections and interactions while questioning our reliance on technology and consumption.
Having spent many years using the manipulation of readymades as a way of commenting on technology and consumption, I am currently developing a more metaphoric and abstract approach through patchworking and ceramics along with references to and use of water and fire while retaining time and electro-technological elements. My aim is to invoke thinking and innovation to inspire more of us to steer away from being just consumers towards becoming creators.Images, top to bottom:
Collage of various artworks (image by Paul Cooper)
Steam Clock, 2020 (animation by Paul Cooper)
Vinylin, 2016 (photo by Kim Nguyen)
Mean-Meaning-Meaningful, 2017-18 (photo by Kim Nguyen)
Actuality No2, 2018 (photo by Paul Cooper).