His recent paintings focus on starry and geological patterns to present a moody celestial dimension. Through its lyrical qualities and suggestions of escapism, the work reflects themes of contemporary romanticism, acting as habitat for introspection, affective intensity, and passion. Knowles documents fragments of the natural world in an attempt to explore the shifting landscape of the inner self while presenting a personal vision of synthetic beauty.
In addition, as a new side project, the artist sculpts childlike and monstrous characters from the excess of liquid media and tape used in his painting process. The bodies of the figurines reference the simplicity of Neolithic sculptures, while their outfits are inspired by ancient pagan costumes and eccentric fashions of the last decades. Knowles’ fleshy moldable beings breathe a naïve and humorous undertone into his body of work. His residual sculptures seek to underline the dark comedy of human existence by embodying discomfort, rebellion, and fragility.