Tell us about your art work.
My paintings are graphic fabrications of aesthetic drama that are intended to resonate a continuous cycle of human energy. They are manipulations of social influence and human emotion. I place faith in the universality of all emotion enabling me to create psychological landscapes that speak directly to the viewer with the absence of language. My work conceals the organization implicated created by the mask of chaos, classified as "organized chaos".
I believe we as humans command emotion though some have far superior skills in the execution and expression. As we develop into adults our opinions and ideals are formed by our influential surroundings. Through these experiences we are able to develop subconscious associations. These associations do not permit the viewer to have an opinion free from judgment, but instead allow the viewer to create a relationship through compulsion to recognize the unrecognizable. This established attainment is composed by the cacophony of assorted materials and predetermined composition.
The physical appearance of my work is achieved by collaborations of bright and dark colors assembled by a wide range of painting techniques. Materials I use to construct my work are: house, acrylic, tempera, oil, and latex paints on surface materials such as masonite, canvas, and foam board. Other non-traditional elements such as glass, pillow stuffing and other childhood memorabilia are utilized and incorporated because they are deemed necessary to the work. This process bypasses my interpretation allowing the paintings to be free from limiting criticism. This liberal thinking frees space for the paintings to develop the structure needed for what I refer to as "open for the viewers' interpretation." My interactive work is created from my intuitive originality and complexity to inspire contemplation and aesthetic dialogue.
Who or what has been your greatest inspiration?
Life. Different things or people have inspired me at different stage sin my life. It be hard and even unfair to sum it up or devote credit to one individual or event. I have done a lot in my life and I plan to do more.
In which direction do you plan to your work in the future?
I plan to be an artist full time and teach on the side. Also, I want to travel and help those less fortunate.
What advice do you have for New Yorkers considering apartment appropriate art?
Apartment appropriate art is whatever art moves you, if it touches your soul, it's appropriate not if it match the couch. You can always get a new couch, but you can't always find art that connects to you.
Favorite City? Paris, which is cliche, but I like HaNoi and Berlin, too.
Travel Destination? Everywhere. I think next is Brazil.
Hotel? I haven't stayed in a hotel for years. My friends flats are pretty well situated.
Restaurant? Really depends on the food I want for the day.
Museum or gallery? The Neue Gallerie in Berlin, Germany
Film? Funny Girl and Paris, Top Gun
Book? The Brain that Changes
Cause(s) closest to your heart? Human trafficking
Artist? Gerhard Richter, Jackson Pollock, Anselm Keiffer, Lee Krasner, Modgliani Bar? It doesn't matter as long as my friends are around.
Shop? The internet?
Drink? Cucumber or Pear martini or a pear fizzed pop
Top 3 songs? "Take my Breathe Away" Berlin, "Try a little Tenderness" and Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay" Otis Redding, "Fly over States" Jason Aldean