Painting hanging at Elmhurst Art Museum, Chicago

White WhaleOil on Canvas | 85in x 94in | 2017

Emerging from a place of pixelated edges, backlit, wire framed spaces and undigestible amounts of information, my work engages with the resistance of an impenetrable surface. The formal structure of digital space, peculiar landscapes, theoretical environments and conceptual spaces of video games and operating systems provide me with an access point to visual architectures unique to my digitally enmeshed moment in history.


Those visual elements coalesce into an experience that approximates painting. With them, a unique vocabulary and an identity of mark making, pictorial space, and formal relationships materializes. The logical structure of landscape resonates with me and I react in accordance with and against the instinctive impulse to arrange according to traditional spatial models.


Confronting the expectations of logic and order, the familiar is interrupted. The latent potential of marks are rendered active, expressing moments of extreme amplitudes nested between the lowest of possible frequencies. It is here, in the lows, where possibility is inverted and compounded, stultified, broken down and without resignation, transformed.


These peculiarities are of a moment within the expansive history of painting. I position myself from this vantage point as a reflective surface, a relay of sorts, internalizing and expressing outward a very particular and quirky understanding of where painting has been, has not been, and still may go.

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