Modern humans (Homo Sapiens) are widely accepted to have begun evolving from their hominid ancestors two hundred thousand years ago . Our separation from earlier sub-species began with the development of emotional and cognitive intelligence, complex speech patterns, manual dexterity and bipedal locomotion . It was not until 50,000 years ago, however, that we began to truly demonstrate behavioural modernity, characterised by the ability to use complex thought and to express cultural creativity. It was at this point that we began to clothe our bodies, build fires to cook food, and utilise technology and art in conscious and unconscious attempts to detach ourselves from our animal ancestors  .
‘Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is ’ We’ve migrated from the wilderness to find refuge in concrete jungles. We pick, pluck and cut away at our bodies in the search for perfection but are never happy with the outcome. Despite our best efforts to deny it, behind closed doors, beneath finely pressed suits and beyond the formalities of society, the animal comes to life. Dogs, birds, lizards, humans and fish - we all bleed, eat, breathe, sleep, mate and defend ourselves. My paintings attempt to expose and pay homage to these in between moments, often seen as taboo, impulsive and risqué.
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