I draw and I paint, but I think sculpturally. I work with unconventional perspective to expand the perception of space beyond the tangible wall. Paintings are 2-D and mount flat on the wall. Often grouped in diptychs, triptychs, or more, the surrounding space is activated and the entire wall becomes the canvas. Shapes are canvas under wooden dowels, or simply canvas pieces. Pieces seemingly fluctuate between flatness and volume, and appear to float in space. Drawings, also about volume and space, zoom in to focus on subtle intimate details.
So many influences inhabit me: the strong defiantly simple shapes and colors of Ellsworth Kelly, the serenity and monumentality of Constantin Brancusi, the spontaneity and deeply felt intuition of Jean-Michel Basquiat.
I strive to work beyond the boundaries of what is familiar. I work with the tension between geometric and organic, volume and flat. This tension, like life, is full of contradictions. In this world of contradictions, I strive to find a balance.
Materials: Oil paint on shaped canvas with wood dowels
Size: 18 X 29
As a celebration that 2020 has ended and that a new year is here, FLATFILE has launched a new online program title, simply: "2021."
We invited artists to participate through a rolling open call, which remains open for the entirety of this year. From these submissions, our jury panel carefully selects new works to present on FLATFILE, with new works added throughout all of 2021.
The price of each artwork is a flat $2,021,
a discounted price from the actual value of each work, offered here, exclusively.