In the guise of a landscape painter (plein air) I began walking through Europe putting myself in the picture as a frontman; my own subjective broadcaster, interpreter and adventurer. Inundated by both universal, personal and artistic frustration I set out on an idiosyncratic performance, making my pain public by placing myself within the work through the presence of an alter-ego. Going to Kosovo not to solve problems but to make art - to create problems.
I wanted to challenge the artist's social function and explore people's perception of art and its possibilities of creating a dialogue for peace. By generalising the painter’s mark, sign, gesture and the event of painting through interdisciplinary activity and the use of time-based media I attempt to re-interpret the concept of painting into one as a dynamic act rather than static object. Painting as adventure, as event, as life.