TJ Bateson's art practice is heavily driven by process. It is machine-like, but not arbitrary; scaffolded by mechanisms but still showing the traditional hand-painted line of the brush. The simple replication of a line until it becomes a field of immersive colour and tone. It is ultimately a journey of freedom and triumph as much as it is a production of subtle beauty. The elaborate richness of the surface is a testimony to what can be done with one simple line if you repeat it often enough. Immersive, his work functions as a healing and meditative activity in its repetition. His subdued tonal range calls our attention to the whispered differences between shades and tones: heavily layering his marks and gestures.