I make marks and gestures on surfaces stapled to a wall with a wide array of mediums. Each one, whether it be graphite, oil stick, or paint, calls me during the time of creation to be utilized. These compulsions allow me to express highly personal moments, created through additions and omissions, comfort and dispair, admitting my humanity.
My paintings can reference recognizable forms, such as landscapes or figures, but are not constrained to the possibility of being purely aesthetic. It is in the hopes that my work can deconstruct the subjective differences of the viewer and myself into a similar conversation. Through the use of abstraction, I attempt to grasp a language that can not be expressed through words. The phenomenon of interpretation and sharing a common feeling of existence is the end game.
My work focuses on the inability of communication. I am seeking to visualize reality, the attempt of dialogue, the dissonance between form and content and the dysfunctions of language. The lack of clear references are key components in my work. By investigating language on a primitive level, I am able to express my own vocabulary of what I truly "mean." Moments are depicted that only exist to punctuate the confusion of the human condition in order to clarify our existence and to find poetic meaning in everyday life.
My work may emit a struggle or seem like it was made in an act of violence. Other times, movements and marks resemble the delicate touch of a lover's finger down the small of your back. The intrinsic visual experience, mixed with the desire for human comfort and communication, adds a complicating and never ending possibility for further visitation back to the work.