A favorite piece that I finished a night or two ago
"Gotta Stay In Shape"
12 x 32 x 4"
Oils, acrylic, marker, collage
Starting to get ready for grad applications again
I don't talk often in these entries, but I thought I would post a new statement I am pretty proud of
In my paintings I create a world encompassing pop culture and personal ancestry. In the contemporary world we as individuals are inundated by information, text, and imagery. Some of this media sticks with the consumer and some ends up forgotten, lost without much of an afterthought. Each painting serves almost on a documentary basis, pulling from ads and visual/auditory encounters that more often than not, stay with me because of boundaries of taste being pushed to new limits.
Identity and purpose are two major themes in my work. My resources from culture are always used with consideration for their place in our world, how I see them and how they are interpreted. How far I exploit text, medium, and image varies from each work to the next, furthering it’s own identity or completely abandoning it. There is much fascination for me in the unrecognizable identity as well, which then takes on a life of it’s own dependant on the viewers own history and education through life. Examples branching from these main ideas include language, societal roles, medium, and scale. All of it revolves around the every day life, the appreciation or depreciation of what we consume.