About

 

Artist statement

I choose mainly to communicate in the form of painting (oil, acrylic and watercolor), chalk pastel, photography, mixed media and graphic design. Much of my process is intuitive though I am highly influenced and inspired by masters Salvador Dali, Francis Bacon and Max Ernst. 

With my work I strive to find a balance between complete abstraction (based on intuition and imagination) and my environment, which is an accumulation of social, political and aesthetic stimulations. I tend to sway back and forth between these worlds and strive to find a place in my artwork where
they can coexist. 

Lately my work has been emotionally charged, using sections of the human body to reorganize and
re-contextualize the figure. I am also fascinated with large bodies of water and how the formation of a wave bears structural resemblance to that of a mountain range.

 

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