The practice of working on unprimed canvas – exposing the natural fibers of linen, hessian and cotton – as well as the monochromatic or otherwise limited colour schemes lends these paintings their austere character. Like with other work groups there is a strong educational or scholarly element found within them which at times was directly lifted from scientific or statistical textbooks. The effect produced by these entirely unemotional pictorial devices in combination with the humble physical materials creates solemn and timeless appearances.
Although subject matter and aesthetics feel reminiscent of some undefined decade from the 20th century, the themes present in the work are of universal nature and of acute importance to humanity in the post-industrial age. Subtle and often between the lines, these paintings reference recent political events, technical innovations or the media age, despite their deceptively historical appearance.