Theo Turpin

Student work

"Through sparse compositions of juxtaposed material, my work takes many forms from collage to photography and installation."

"I use these arrangements to explore ideas of narrative and myth being constructed and edited around us in real time, signified through the shared languages of architecture, film and popular culture.

Like the comfortable progress of a film seen a thousand times before, the familiar signs and signifiers that make up our visual languages and cultural myths can be found around us with inevitable regularity - from the smiling child in an advertisement to the triumphal arch in a post modern building.

All of these images make sense to us, they mean something, they even interconnect to make stories. It is this moment of reading that I interrogate in my practice, it is the ability to edit and repurpose that always intrigues me."