Negation. Vulnerability. Mortality.
In the studio these themes persistently attach to my practice. I obtain a sense of clarity by systematically eliminating decisions. The choices taken away or not made are of the most importance in attaining a moment of honest vulnerability.
Under the restricted layers of artistic ego I find a state of nakedness. That sincerity to my process as well as my materials is vital in the communication of ideas from the mental to physical state of existence. Living at a time of mass transmission of information these moments of fragility allow me to seek a level of complex simplicity that otherwise is lost in populated noise.
Mortality is a topic I never fully understood until being diagnosed with a pre-cancerous disorder four years ago, in which led to a major surgery while being hospitalized for several weeks. As a condition that has a life-long contract, my relationship with the idea of my own demise is an important factor in which my work as an artist begins. As a young art student I often enjoyed a sense of romanticism from seeing photos of iconic artists in their studios along with their work. I always reveled in the notion of these artists dedicated to the process of making their work tirelessly night and day as if they had no other reason for living. That level of discipline to one’s work is what inspires me to continue as an artist.
I find my own answers as well as the satisfaction of discovery in the studio, whereas an artist I begin and end.