Region: Midwest

Website: http://www.at8art.com

City / State: Chicago, IL

 My creative work is a playful commentary on issues regarding society, technology, and culture. I’m inspired by the middle ground where fantasy meets reality, Western and Eastern pop cultures, and my own cultural background and experiences. These inspirations are responsible for the visual language that I decide to employ in my works. Acrylic is my primary medium, but I also incorporate elements of collage, aerosol paint, inkjet transfer, and some other techniques and mediums in my process to allow for a contrast in textures and imagery, which enables me to synthesize a more dynamic composition and visual experience. Some pieces can feel like a stream of consciousness: free- owing figurative elements, paint, mark-making, cartoons, and found paper and objects all synergize on a surface to paint a bigger picture.