The paintings in my art practice reference social and political issues related to the effects of post-World War II European diaspora (the dispersion and reseeding of people). Through my work I reflect on personal memories, using my experiences as a first generation British/Hungarian born and brought up in England in the 1960s with ‘foreign’ parents. In my work I allude to ideas on the theory of acculturation by examining aspects of dual and plural cultural identities and use this insight to reflect on the consequences of cultural hybridity in relation to my own personal experiences and memories from childhood.

The process I use in my paintings is one of digitally altering found and family photographs, thereby emulating the distortion of memory over time and space. I then use these newly created images by painting or printing them onto a variety of medium/surfaces, eg. family tablecloths; representative of ‘home’.

My current work focuses on the current global movement of people and ideas on cultural and national identities using symbolic found objects and images to create work that questions issues around immigration, integration, identity and belonging.

Acrylic, German map, resin, framed
Borderlands, 2015, 2mx2.5m: Acrylic, German map, resin, framed

Map of Great Britain, Acrylic paint
Inter-National Grid 2014: Map of Great Britain, Acrylic paint

Plaster cast, wax, resin, steel
A British Caste, 2014: Plaster cast, wax, resin, steel

Bas relief plaster, wax, ink
Third Generation: A family portrait: Bas relief plaster, wax, ink

Bas relief plaster, wax, ink
Family Relics: Bas relief plaster, wax, ink

Bas relief plaster, wax, ink, resin
A Working Caste: Bas relief plaster, wax, ink, resin

Cast Ciment, wooden drawers
National Relics No. 1, 2014: Cast Ciment, wooden drawers

Acrylic paint on Mitteleuropa map
Mitteleuropa - Child's Play: Acrylic paint on Mitteleuropa map

Enamel, Hungarian sack cloth, steel
Funeral, 2012: Enamel, Hungarian sack cloth, steel

Enamel,Hungarian sack cloth,steel
Festival, 2012: Enamel,Hungarian sack cloth,steel

Enamel paint on British tablecloth
"Foreign Bodies", 2012, 90cm x 90cm: Enamel paint on British tablecloth

Gloss and enamel paint on table top
Mama's Kitchen, 2012: Gloss and enamel paint on table top

Mixed media on vintage British Flag
British Made, 2012: Mixed media on vintage British Flag

Acrylic paint on
"A Human Landscape", 2011: Acrylic paint on 'shoddy' felt

2.8m x 4m x 50cm
"A Human Landscape", 2011: 2.8m x 4m x 50cm


"A Human Landscape", 2011 

and "A Liminal Drift"
"A Human Landscape", 2011: and "A Liminal Drift"

& "A Liminal Drift I & II"
"A Human Landscape", 2011: & "A Liminal Drift I & II"

ESA, Project Space, Leeds, UK
"A Human Landscape", 2011: ESA, Project Space, Leeds, UK

Acrylic on tablecloth and table top
"Separation", 2011: Acrylic on tablecloth and table top

Acrylic paint and sculpture medium
"Fallen ashes and unsown seed" 2010: Acrylic paint and sculpture medium

Acrylic paint on British tablecloth
"Mama's Kitchen", 2010: Acrylic paint on British tablecloth

Acrylic, resin, Hungarian cloth
"Iren's sideboard", 2009: Acrylic, resin, Hungarian cloth

Acrylic paint on map of Leeds
"Arriving", 2007: Acrylic paint on map of Leeds

Acrylic paint on tablecloths, steel
"Storybook", 2008: Acrylic paint on tablecloths, steel

acrylic paint on tablecloths
"Untitled", 2007: acrylic paint on tablecloths

Bitumen on found map of Europe
Section of "Untitled", 2005: Bitumen on found map of Europe

Bitumen paint on map of Europe
"Untitled", 2005: Bitumen paint on map of Europe

Mixed media on tablecloth
"Untitled", 2004: Mixed media on tablecloth