The following exhibit of works is a retrospective of my work in painting, drawing and constructs. These images depict separate and unique bodies of work and give examples of the past, present and future of my work.
In concept, my work stems from a form of abstract expressionism dealing with creating a mode of communication through abstract images that are esoteric in nature. I combine strong, vibrant colors with implied motion to reflect my key themes of nature, music and environment. These images and symbols of my personal experiences are expressed in non-objective yet formal compositions utilizing color, movement, rhythm, balance etc. The expressionistic execution of the work comes from a personal and emotional response to each painting.
All of my prints, paintings and drawings hint at certain images and symbols that a viewer may recognize but does not necessarily coincide with my intent. I enjoy that the viewer can appreciate the work based on their own experiences. Some works are not intended to be purely non-objective because of the inclusion of the figure, fish and other personal references.
The most recent works self-titled “sarcastic realism” take the paintings and drawings a step further by introducing photo realistic images to the expressive works. The viewer is now given an exact image to try and figure out its relationship to the overall narrative. My intention is that these images can be random and have no relationship to each other and are purely compositional.