This is an ongoing series of screen prints, inspired by the '“vanitas” genre of painting. Where Vanitas paintings sought to remind the viewer of the folly of beauty and earthly pleasures in the face of mortality, these images portray the fleeting nature of intimacy and connection in the age of the instant online hook–up. The settings of romantic and physical encounters, the personal belongings scattered on bedside tables or in hotel rooms, become temporary still life tableaux.
Oliver has been selected for inclusion in the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, 2018. Rush (Never Fake It) and Marcus & Connor (Kennington) have been selected for AndWhat? Fest/Queer Arts Now 2018
"Vanitas – Oliver" 2018, 10–colour screen print
Vanitas – Rush (after Sargent) 2018, digital print
Vanitas – Marcus & Connor (Kennington) 2018, digital print