fifth in series
from the Oppressive Architecture series
Finding relationships in aesthetic discourse
Nostalgic installation of vignettes inspired by vintage wallpaper, Mid-century idealism and childhood. Storytelling, folklore and politics are combined with a bight happy color pallet for narrative paintings.
Mapping a rendered landscape through wire and using a spotlight to cast a drawn shadow revealing elevations of the wire.
vinyl text on glass wall with "Smooch" in the background. Note the backside of "Smooch" is painted florescent pink to reflect off the gallery wall.
For about two years I voluntarily worked in the prison with death row inmates. Every visit I would walk to the wing that I was visiting and on the way I would see general population inmates that consisted mostly of black men. Then I would get to death row and I would see the same thing. Out of all the life stories that I would hear from them they all had a similar thread through...
Comic from the artist's childhood are placed on the backside of "Thanatos Wants a Taco" with a drawing made from overlaying multiple comic pages and tracing them. An open-source 3-D print of an inquisitive onlooker is placed with the work.
In this collaborative painting with my family (wife and four young children), an image is synthesized from intuitive visual conversations. As I work to navigate and negotiate the collaborative relationships, the piece also engages with the concept of wormholes, vectored digital technologies and how we connect through the scale of marks made.
Dye sublimation on aluminum
Fine art and architecture - questioning the inherent values behind the use of different materials in creating.