A few years ago I stayed in a hotel in Berlin. Across the laneway, at the rear of the building, stood an apartment building. Each evening residents of the apartments would arrive home and begin preparing meals. As I watched these people going about their lives, I became aware of the cinematic qualities of the scenes I was seeing.
This series of paintings permits the viewer to engage in incidental voyeurism as they observe people in their private worlds.
A figure in a window at night is highlighted and will always attract attention. Lit from within, the images are naturally framed by the black surround, making the subject even more striking.
The exhibition was held at BlackCat Gallery, 95 Johnston St, Collingwood