City / State: Brooklyn, NY
The visual language of my paintings comes from a place of internal investigation and is fueled by my desire to better understand the world around me. My work is inspired by a fascination with internal and external conflicts—how we can become alienated due to the anxieties created by the society’s many pressures. In these works, I reinterpret the many experiences and visual stimuli I encounter on a daily basis through the nostalgic lens of pop-culture imagery, art history, and early surf and skate art. My intuitive reactions to the environments in which I exist lead to chaotic compositions of overlapping hard-edged shapes, illusionistic shadows, patterns, and actual texture. By means of recurring colors and painting techniques, I allow myself to explore more deeply the repetitive nature of the overwhelming conflicts that arise in everyday life.