About My Paintings
"Painting is just another way of keeping a diary" - Pablo Picasso
"When seeking new insights I look, look, look and play with many pictures; one picture is never enough." - Benoit Mandelbrot
Largely autobiographical, my paintings deal thematically with the larger issues of Life; Money and Love, Conflict and Religion, Sex and Mortality. Utilizing the image of "Everyman,"(1) a stylized glyph of a self-portrait representative of Humanity, my work uses a parred down visual language in which an image is manifested and then manipulated through an ever expanding repertoire of formulaic permutations. The resulting pictorial field is one that is at times jostling and frenetic and at others, strikingly syncopated and rhythmic.
Love (Yellow), 2012.
Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 72 inches.
Fertility Rune #1, 2011.
Acrylic on Canvas, 26 x 20 inches.
(1) See "The Somonyng of Everyman" ( The Summoning of Everyman), usually referred to simply as 'Everyman," the late 15th-century English morality play. "Everyman" is an allegorical accounting of the life of Everyman, who representative of all mankind, is called at his death, to account to God for his actions on earth
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Crucifix (Gold), Mexico series, 2013.
Acrylic on Paper, 26 x 20 inches.