Oil on canvas, 2016, 36″ x 48″
“In life, our background, our biography has a profound effect on who we are. Different fragments of our lives tattooed themselves on our soul, forever changing the composition of our psychology. My painting is about the figure that flows in and out of its surroundings; its background.
Considering the ‘back’ground taking up significant space on the canvas, I attempt to provide a vivid interaction between a fragmented past and our present. These fragments inspire me to create a style that combines abstract and decorative patterning with figuration.
Color is a strong component of my work, which I strive to arrange with drama and contrast. Beauty is a concept I strive for. What is beautiful parallels the discussion of what is art and therefore the interpretation of my work has no prerequisites. Facing the viewer and his/her background will perhaps provide an opportunity for identification and recognition.”
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