In a radical departure from the rich color palette with which I created most of my earlier work, here I constrain myself to monochromatic renderings of the human subject, and this constraint allows me to portray my subjects with a universality that transcends the limits, as it were, of both color and shape. Not allowing color to determine form, nor form to define essence, I bring an existentialist quality to my work that many artists only achieve through abstraction. In addition, the anthropological counterpart of color (read: race) is thus considered and dismissed as a mere social construct lacking legitimacy or value.
My subjects are contoured in a manner that is sometimes playful and always purposeful and my art is frequently achieved, technically, with single-line drawings . For me, the single line is like Ariadne’s thread, leading us through the dark labyrinth of human existence.
I play with my subjects, but respects their humanity. Perfection is an abstraction; imperfect existence is an art. I bend, but do not distort, I bruises, but I do not break. Through careful choice of subject, color and technique, I am able to paint an exciting and insightful portrait of universal humanity that is race-less but not faceless. …Read More
2012 - Following the Line (Solo Exhibition) - Chop Chop Gallery - Hollywood, California.
2012 - Nobody's Perfect (Solo Exhibition) - Coba Gallery - Los Angeles, California.
2011 - Cultural Arts Foundation (Group Show) - Glendale, California.