GOMACG’s inspiration comes from exploring and observing the urban picturesque of London: the vernacular of buildings, walls, pavements, shop-signs and street-signs - the ephemeral layered textures and colours of their worn surfaces. The aesthetic of transitory graphics of stickers, adverts, posters and graffiti – striking, kitsch, in your face - ultimately worn, torn, lost and forgotten. The ever-changing collation of arbitrary images and texts creates unique collages - varied as they are impermanent and as mutable as memories.
GOMACG’s paintings aim to capture the strong visual resonance that a fleeting moment invokes. The narrative of interleaved memories is combined from sketchbook artwork, photographs and research. The paintings’ visual narrative remains fluid, changing in the process of making and reflecting the ephemeral nature of images in memory. The practical creation of a painting is also in flux throughout; the process mimics the visceral erasing of overlaid imagery and text by tearing, cutting and scratching to create a narrative of visual fragments that even as they appear they are signifying their own impermanence. To suggest that even as memories are captured they are simultaneously eroding.