Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery - Traction Magazine Featuring Piers Bourke

Sophie Hill, Traction Magazine, June 1, 2014

'Many of your works begin with well-known icons or images; is an image that's instantly recognisable, such as a postage stamp, more inviting to visually play with?

 

I see it as a challenge to try and find a way of creating interest in something that we use everyday or see very regularly. Stamps are a good example of this (although I can't actually remember the last time I stuck a stamp on a letter!) but the process and aim are the same - can I change our perception of something that is instantly recognisable? So in answer, yes, I think it is more inviting because that has to be the end point: have I made you, the viewer, think differently about what you thought you already knew.'