My subject matter evolves pretty quickly, but on average I am interested in portraying human figures and portraits in surreal or minimal environments and situations that allow the figure to become a surrogate for myself and my viewers.
In this way I can explore aesthetic representations of psychological states of liminality: how we craft our sense of identity around our current occupations, locations and social surroundings, and how we struggle to define ourselves when we are caught in-between these defined states of existence.
Here are some notable pieces:
|The River Styx (2010) 24x36 Graphite on Stonehenge paper|
|A Means to an End No. 3 (2010) 11x15 Charcoal, birch panel, concrete inside a constructed shadow box|
|Sisters (2009) 24x48 Graphite and Oil Paint on Birch Panel|
I think that as an artist, its important to continue to hone your inner sensibilities with a constant hunger for new information and experiences. I was introduced to film photography a few years ago and it has really become a passion. I owe a big thanks to Mike for my first camera, a Minolta SRT-101, and my dad for his Canon AE-1, that has accompanied me when I travel around the US and my time in Japan. I try to travel whenever I can afford it as it irreversibly shapes my worldview and helps me grow as an artist and a person.
|Asakusa, Tokyo, Canon AE-1|
|The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, Canon AE-1|
|Mori Museum of Art, Tokyo, Canon AE-1|
I also, upon receiving a sewing machine for Christmas, have been learning to make clothes in my free time. Its fun and relaxing, and I am interested to see where it takes me.
Skills that I pimp:
Custom Artwork, Graphic Design, Illustration, Original Drawings and Paintings, Flash development and Animation, Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and Maya 3-D rendering software
Obligatory interests and influences list:
Photography, Social Media, Interactive Media, Time-based media, Communication, Advertising, Entrepreneurship, Web Design, Travel, Psychology, Philosophy, Sociology, Ethics, Biology, Astrophysics, Environmental Ethics, Art History, Russian History, Japanese History, Propaganda, Cold-War History, Space-Age Design, Literature, Film, Music, Craft
Obligatory links to my other web-presences:
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