2011 Meta-City

Meta-City Paintings

Drawing on the narrative and scenic elements of film’s such as Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira, Disney’s Tron and further exploring the idea of a self aware ‘thinking’ city, developed in films such as ‘Tekkonkinkreet’ and Makoto Shinkai’s ‘A Place Promised in our Early Years’, these paintings ‘build’ meta-cities and architectural environments, often set against a stormy backdrop of ashen clouds, pending night and potential destruction. These are spontaneous paintings and no design work is done beforehand.