Shapes (2013-2015)


With these paintings, I'm framing gestural drawings within a simplistic shape/color design.  The (painted) drawings are representative of people in motion, and are generated by a practice of working in a semi-traditional mode of figure drawing, using video as subject instead of a static model.  The surrounding raw canvas and simplistic elements are arranged to lull the viewer into an empathetic role with the central element, so that they may better experience the evocations which the figures naturally project.  Using a variety of mediums and techniques with the oil paint, the themes of juxtaposition and aesthetic seduction are extended to include the paintings’ multi-tactile presence. -September 2015

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Forever Rhinoceros

46 x 36” oil, graphite/ raw canvas 2015

Roy B-Day

36 x 30” oil, graphite/ raw canvas 2014

VVO

18 x 14” oil/ raw canvas 2015

Spread for Little Jesus

46 x 36” oil, graphite/ raw canvas 2014

Pond Life

16 x 14” oil/ raw canvas 2015