Art Observed, when he had the Chateau de Versailles Courtyard and Garden exhibit.
on his website. This is a piece that has a strange power in that courtyard - articulating very quickly what it is you need to know. Somehow it's slightly digital language is both contemporary yet fits exactly into a memory of Versailles. It's communicating everything you need to know and using a language that we're all becoming strangely familiar with.
His work is more expansive than at first glance. I have the initial reaction of thinking I've seen his language before. But that's exactly it: he's using a borrowed language - an inorganic one, from computers, polygons and pixels. Reminds me most like the early Virtua Fighter games, which represented the way we see forms using a limited technology. Breaking down curves of calves and torsos into a few different flat planes.
I suppose his work could reflect alot about technology and avatars - digital selves and identity. But that broken up form itself is nothing new. Think Cezanne or Euan Eglow. Cezanne had once set out to paint a single tree over and over, each time focusing on a sole element. Painters, sculptors and artists have always simplified forms in order to represent them. Or also Ann Gale, breaking form into, quite literally, pixels.
It's developing a language. As I might use photographs and memory as reference - artists before may have other varied references: sketches, live models. This changes the way we see and choose to articulate that. But ultimately artists are articulating something by abstracting it.