Artist Statement


artist statement


A sense of melancholia and nostalgia reminiscent of one’s past, identity, gender, culture and religion have always been common elements of my art. Working through different techniques and media, and a variety of styles and forms of still life, geometric abstract, architectural, juxtaposition and landscape have led me to my current figurative and portraiture work.

In an emotional, poetic atmosphere and through a magnified celluloid frame of self-portraits, I would like to create a moment of pause within one’s self; a moment of silence; a moment of ponder and inquiry. By using a lot of solvent, I lift up the paint and create drips and splashes. I remove and add with every layer of paint, bringing the image to life and then fading it away. During this process many unexpected textures are created, somehow unpredictable and hard to control as with life.