Gallery Affiliations: Mark Moore Gallery
Region: Pacific Coast
My work revolves around using repetition to investigate the process of looking and possibly altering our standards of perception. Repetition is a natural way for me to tap into the physical mode of painting by splintering it and then either putting it back together or completely ripping it apart and turning it loose on itself. John Rajchman defines operative formalism as what form does and what it can do rather than what it means or represents and that is where my work begins. To further intensify this process I began using words as starting points for my paintings. The unique yet familiar form of each word is an anchor upon which a visual system develops into a complex perceptual experience that is built entirely upon the formal aspect of a given word and not it’s meaning.