It has been said that the commonplace (due to it’s paradoxically hidden nature) is primed for revelation, and to this extent it aids the conjuring of base metals into gold that all artists seek. It was my ambition from the moment I found my feet as a young artist at the beginning of the 1980’s to put people at ease within the elitist theatre of the contemporary art gallery, and make work that reflected my and other peoples existential experience, to make art that was humorous, ironic, and surprising, but that had a tightly refined structure while at the same time resisting resolution. As Duchamp said “whether one is for or against art” – and I am both – “it’s all part of the same thing.”

Terry Bond.