Cut out Overview
CUT I HIT I TEAR | STRIKE I SCRAPE I DIG
I had been cutting into things throughout my life. I had made works back in 1981 cutting shapes and lines in cardboard constructions. Since 1988 I have been cutting, scratching and slicing into sheets of paper, in a series I still continue today called Page-Specific.
I began making a series of proposed and invisible works. I made a piece just of labels. One of the ideas was to make a wall cuts. This came about after doing massive building work on my own house.
I saw the possibility of using the wall like the paper as a material. As usual once i had this idea i tried to find somewhere to try this out.
I had friends living in Leytonstone whose ACME houses were about to be demolised. I tried to get permission to work in these houses but it was denied.Well, I just gained access illegaly and made my work. I had to be quick to avoid detection from the police and security guards that were all over the area as it was the centre of massive demonstrations and occupation.
1997 Strip Eagle Gallery, London
1996 Inside Bankside, Tate Modern , London
1996 House , London
1995 Care and Control , Hackney Hospital, London
1995 Interventions in Space Museo Bellas Artes, Caracas
1994 Site Unseen
HiGHLIGHTED Cut out Projects