ABOUT ME

My art is about the human condition, albeit, my condition.

 

After a diagnosis of autism during treatment for depression, any introspection within my art practice is a desire to put into context the constraints of the world in which I exist - to explore the gap between internal and external realities, dreams and fantasies, delusions and desire, the depths of depression, uncanny abject thoughts, sex and death.

 

Within this framework I explore

‘identity’ within the context of perceived masculinity and gender roles used within myth, legend and popular culture. Being more psychological than philosophical, I offer my art practice as a phenomenological reflection of my soul…a phantasmagorical dialog between my internal self and my world of anxiety, depression, introversion and autism combined with the struggle at normality within the world I physically inhabit.

© 2020 Neale Stratford