Person or Persons Unknown

Untitled oil on canvas 51 x 50 cm each 2022

Person or Persons Unknown is the title of an exhibition to be held at the Hive Gallery, Bolton from September 2 – October 14 2023. The exhibition consists of paintings, films and assemblages produced during the past ten years and based on found amateur snapshots sourced from flea markets both in the UK and abroad. The paintings depict ordinary citizens living through extraordinary times in Europe during the mid-twentieth century. The original photographs were their chosen means of self representation and range from spontaneous snaps and photo booth sequences to official ID portraits and formal studio shots.