Repeat is part of an ongoing study of performed movement and pattern. The paintings in this exhibition directly reference techniques performed in the martial art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Having trained in Jiu Jitsu over the past year, I have become more and more invested in how the body relates to itself, others, and to the environment.
By using a variety of Jiu Jitsu positions, I create figurative repeat patterns. The patterns allow me to isolate specific movements within a sequence. The isolated movement repeats across the painted surface and is further broken down using shape and colour to disrupt and camouflage the repeat pattern.