Artist Statement

I am interested in exploring constructs and perceptions of nature within a contemporary cultural and societal context.

My paintings often depict empty and isolated modernist architecture, swimming pools and other man-made structures, all surrounded by fragments of nature and seemingly placed out in the middle of nowhere. These varied elements combine to form their own fictionalized landscapes having been originally captured from the Internet and from photos taken on my many travels to different parts of the world.

I paint primarily in near monochrome hues and in darkened tones, striving to eliminate elements that seem superfluous in order to manifest evocative, atmospherically dense and psychologically charged spaces, resulting in complex yet reduced images that seem to withhold their secrets of circumstance.

What remains – or arises through this process, is a painterly space in which remnants of man’s longing for nature, and quest for places for contemplation emerge, transforming the constructed visual landscapes into spaces for potential existential questioning and reflection.

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