Friday, November 5, 2021,
Friday, December 17, 2021,
For me, painting is the endless pursuit of understanding. On the surface, my paintings portray a singular figure, but my work expresses instead the idea that nothing exists in isolation. Every individual is comprised of parts: identity and memory, intention and emotion. And they themselves are a part of a larger universe.
My paintings mirror the multifaceted and complex nature of the individual. I place a singular subject in a fragmented environment that is a surreal mixture of realism, impressionism, and abstraction. Like a collage or mosaic, each painted fragment is both distinct and unique, and an extension of the whole.
These bits of divergent elements converge into something singular, and fragments that would shift and shake and fall from each other are held still for a moment, bound together with threads of color. Color makes the piece whole.
Color is a divine force that seduces, deceives, and unifies. The more I observe and mix colors, the more there is to know. Painting offers an outlet to be constantly mystified, to express my ideas and to find understanding through the language of color.