Artist Statement

My paintings depict social and cultural themes that are at odds with the conventional societal mores.  These include, but are not limited to, power, structure, excesses, sexuality and relationships.  

 

I use bold and vibrant colors, specifically hues of red, to provide subject(s) of my paintings a physical sense of existence and to underscore the significance of emotional experiences. I also use thick black lines as an overlay to conceptualize the conflicting and often subdued perspectives held by individuals. The paintings are mostly created using acrylic paint or acrylic paint and soft pastels on canvas using an abstract, expressionist, gestural style to allow the viewer to determine the underlying concept or significant element that embodies the painting. I rarely use sketches and, therefore, prefer to allow the creative process to direct the creation of the work.

Agent Provocateur

Acrylic on Canvas

48"x48"