The Borderline painting series is the collision, blurring and juxtaposing of West's diverse catalogue of painting techniques to create a complex multi-layered wandering visual plane saturated with stacked colour, unique lines and unpredictable forms. The series is West's current focus for the foreseeable future.
Borderline aims to reflect the complexity of globalisation and the rapid proliferation of technology. Our need for more visual stimulus and information is becoming almost unquenchable. The search for the unique visual plane has become the virtual addiction of the 21st Century, whether still, moving or immersive.
However, in our search we are consuming excessive amounts of un-useful and often detrimental imagery and ideals, which the full implications to ourselves and our culture are, I believe unquantifiable.
Robert West: Feb 2014