Synesthesia 2016

Synesthesia was a solo exhibition of paintings and cut paper collages exhibited in March 2016. Using abstraction, colour and pattern, the works explore the neurological phenomena of Synesthesia in which one sensory pathway gets crossed with another. Using cut paper as the basis of compositions, I created warped visions of the world around me, remixing it to present an alternative perception of reality.

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Artist Statement

I'm fascinated by the world of science and the power of the brain to shape our perceptions of reality. When I discovered the concept of synesthesia I was fascinated by the idea of senses getting crossed and how this could present a reality that is different but still very truthful on a personal level.

In this exhibition I’ve focussed on Sight, looking at how the subelements of this sense (shape, colour, pattern recognition) may become warped and crossed. As the basis of my process for this exhibition, I have been closely observing the world around me, abstracting and remixing my sense of sight to produce a series of cut paper collage studies. The resulting compositions were translated into larger paintings on canvas and larger mixed media collages presenting my new reality to the world.

Photos by Mark Lobo