Like most artists I don’t really have anything to tell that I know for sure. There is a desire that guides me and guides my search, and a temptation to try to grasp, understand and discover, which strengthens that desire.
The visual speech that I present on the surface reflects the depth of my inquiries. I attempt to capture them within the portrait, to belong to this current period of art history and bear witness to the human being. The attempt to belong to modern art is also, in fact, an attempt to belong to the ego. My art is created in admiration of reality (it is not enslaved to a notion of reality that lacks beauty in its details, especially those details concerned with the core of humanity), an offering of a visual dimension that belongs to beauty in a modern sense and is also human. It addresses issues of belonging, identity, ego, and the dialectic between body and spirit.
The solutions in the portrait may be correct, may clarify the content well, may adequately deliver these inquiries and sensations to the receiver. Or they may not. My work stands between Yes and No, which is where I believe beauty lies, for I believe that there is no absolute to represent death. Art is a desire to improve life, and progress must occur on a spiritual level, requiring a doubling in physical effort, for the effective soul is intertwined with the body.
As individuals or as a species, we all contain much distortion, but inside that distortion is also much beauty. The temptation to explore these two aspects is irresistible, and actively exploring my own skull is more satisfying than simply observing the skulls of others.