Alex Giles: My work has no expectation on the viewer but to switch the intellect off and dive in. We are living in an era where it has become important to take the opportunity to escape. I want my audience to succumb to the joy of shape and colour and be immersed in an overwhelming visual experience. Each work is a snapshot of my own internal visual escapism. Whether I go looking for it, or it happens involuntarily such as in the gaps between consciousness and sleep. The snapshots are then processed and sharpened so that they become advertisements for the three stages of semi-conscious visual exploration: Chaotic and elemental. Journey and progress. Destination and symmetry.