oil on canvas
36 x 48 in
“My work focuses on the axioms of beauty & time, the uncountable & the countable, painting & photography, lightness & darkness and the tension between all these concepts. I am interested in the relationships and interactions these ideas bring forth. At times they are dichotomous. At other times they intersect and interact. I work in oil on canvas with an inclination toward Realism & Abstract Expressionism and an interest in the altered reality that photography can induce. Artists such as Richard Estes, Malcolm Morley, Gerhard Richter, and Chuck Close are of great significance to me.
I am interested in analyzing beauty through my art. If I see beauty, I capture and transform it immediately through the eye of a camera. I then paint the essence of what I have captured and through my painting I am able to analyze it using the media of old (oil painting) and new (photography). In a way, I am creating a handmade reproduction of something that has been produced mechanically. I like my work to take on the painterly significance of an expressionistic stroke as exemplified by De Kooning, but at the same time retain realistic and photographic qualities at a distance.”