In a lapse of memory, there is an ambiguous space where things lose definition and absurdity comes into play.
For the Memory Lapse exhibition at Anima Gallery in Doha, I found myself in a whirlwind of thoughts. Standing perpetually in the present I am carried through time, and lost in it. I am continuously physically immersed in the present moment, but in my thoughts, the past and future co-exist with that moment. There are memories, perceptions, knowledge and imaginings, whirling around me in a dizzy sandstorm, colored by moods and experiences. While painting this series, I was in the eye of a sandstorm, tracing threads of stories and their unfolding imagery through an abstract and constantly shifting airborne landscape.
This exhibition began with Memory Lapse, diverged into Stretching Thoughts, and finished with a Sandstorm.
They all form a continuum of expression in my work.
For more information about the Memory Lapse exhibition, visit the Anima Gallery website at animagallery.com.