Ralph Hunter-Menzies explores notions of structural decay and renewal in the urban landscape and the idea of creation through destruction or deconstruction. Recent works are stitched together and executed in acrylic and spray-paint, making reference to the marks made by the removal of graffiti on city streets. By exploring this ready-made aesthetic, itself a utilitarian by-product, a simultaneous removal and mark-making process has become the main focus in his practice. Through this act there’s a blurring of what is deliberate and accidental, with areas removed to reveal previously unseen and forgotten layers. These sit together with new marks made through the removal or destruction of what was originally there.