The Elevator Pitch
I work with oil on large format canvas to record and create emotional states that transcend the disparity of my reality and that of the viewers. Two parts of my personality compete for esthetic supremacy and it is this push and pull between the deeper, visually archetypical language and that of the lyrical that define the works.
A Short Timeline
7 years ago I broke with my photographic roots in frustration with the medium; a lack of connecting with the works due to the very nature of the recording. Starting from scratch I began building up various skills, keeping my methods purposely diverse. 3 years ago I solidified my focus in the medium of oil on canvas and Abstract Expressionism. It is now through this journey I’ve found my voice and begun expressing myself more fully.
I seek to stimulate the tactile subconsciousness through instinctual and lyrical themes that pervade the feeling of discovery. It is the bleeding edge of one’s emotional mind without intellectual hindrances. From this point of storming the subconscious I look to create lyrically gestural paintings that aid the viewer in discovering their own subconscious states through an almost visually psychological language that resides in archetypes.
I wish to record feelings rather than reduce them to common triggers, aiding the viewer towards their own emotional reactions. During the act of painting I’m not completely aware of my actions. However as esthetics are highly important to me I look to refine my impulsive, almost Dadaist methods with regular pauses to consider what has been accomplished before the process continues. I work with a deep catalog of paintings which are worked continuously throughout the year. It is only through this long process of getting to know the paintings that I become confident of their expressions and finally ready to part with them.