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Statement

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“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” -Aristotle

 

 

Life is comprised of an infinite variety of shapes and spaces, each that simultaneously exist as a part of the world and as solitary identities. Memory fragments and sensory recollections color our daily observations, allowing us to create our own perceived reality.

My work is influenced by what I see and what I feel, so my creation process is very physical. By the time the canvas is covered with lines, words, numbers, colors, scratches and then more layers, I find a certain relief or explanation of all the emotions I feel in my daily life. I am either black or white, rarely gray, so I need that dialogue to survive, or better, live fully and express that visceral passion.

The result is a conversation: lines and colors portray an incessant dialogue of my competing impulses. The immediacy and freshness of the abstract style of my work as well as its complexity and boldness has always appealed to me. The paintings cannot be repeated because they involve my journey from one emotion to the next. They are internal debates that I am attempting to externalize: Be bold. Be free. Be true. Those words are the essence of my experience.