My art practice serves as a physically enacted ritual of praise and contemplation, aspiring towards a devout pursuit of a severe beauty. It is an aesthetic of imperfection alluding to the underlying nature of matter and memory: everything is subject to age, wear and decay¡ obstinately, suspended in the mythical timelessness of the medium(s) ¨C still, but never silent.
The work encapsulates a mute story of disenchantment wrought by the disillusionment.
An agnostic practice in the face of futility (partly wrought by the decadence of the digital epoch): a meditation on the eternal; wherein, transcendence, if it were to exist, can be found deep within the vulnerable and mortal fabricated self.
And there, the acknowledgment that transcendence lies not in purity, but in the finding virtue in the impure.
I exact a preference for hyperbole (i.e., operatic) and psychological texture in my work. It explores within the confines of self-portraiture the ¡°poetics of observation¡± that typically runs afoul with conTEMPORARY notions of beauty; where I re-render the flesh of friends and relations (lasting and temporary) by compositing my imagery from a variety of observed, imaginary and digital sources.
Prominent influences and sources of inspiration (non-exhaustive) include; Japanese aesthetics (i.e., wabi-sabi), fringe and popular culture from Butoh to Manga, Comic Book Art (primarily American), as well as Northern Renaissance, Baroque and 19th-century French Art.
...and, in revision...
Bearing witness to the rise of the digital age which has acted as a causative agent toward the mutability of identity, art can partly be seen as an aspirational projection based on potentiality and connectivity; wherein, it manifests as the mediation between a viewer and the actual work. Therefore, the art practice serves as a virile act as a means of propagation that affirms the identity of the creator as well as augmenting the isolation that is discorporealizing on a metaphysical level. Nonetheless, vulnerability and mortality manifested as a painted altered sex materialized in a solipsistic practice riddle with existential anxiety that is liberated in its transitive state to emote.