ARTIST STATEMENT 

 

"My current paintings and works on paper involve textures of multiple voices. Clearly defined graphical lines and stencils sit on the surface of a shallow space, in tension with a more ambiguous environment of naturalistic gestures, which fade in and out of focus like distant memories. The layering, and the contrast between stenciled and hand-drawn marks in a wide vocabulary of signs, make reference to the influence of Photoshop on contemporary visual culture. Imagery is one source for my abstract paintings, sometimes starting from a childhood drawing by my son or from something in the studio or a view out of the window. However, like deKooning’s “slipping glimpse”, these images are mostly obscured by paint. As a daily swimmer, I see the action of painting similar to the movement of my body in water."