My recent paintings create the illusion of patterned fabric enveloping the surface of the canvas. Much of the painting’s content is determined by the interplay between the forms and the surface pattern. Enigmatic shapes blur the boundaries between abstraction and figuration, positing a kind of internal/external debate within themselves, as well as a larger meditation on form.
The pattern compresses the space as it causes the viewer to be met with a layer to look beyond, engaged in the act of bringing something into view. I want my paintings to exist at the point where the viewer has just enough clarity to want to see a little bit more.