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My Work

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Acrylic

Watercolor

Mixed Media

Black / White Ink

Gray Matter Series Exhibition

The series of work being exhibited is titled “Gray Matter”. Technically speaking, Grey matter, with an “e” refers to matter made up of neuronal cell bodies. The grey matter includes regions of the brain involved in muscle control, sensory perception such as seeing and hearing, memory, emotions, and speech. The works reflect my personal and recent connection with these subjects that Grey Matter controls.

I keep being told I am young. However time seems to be passing quickly and my reactions and acts to events seem dull for my senses that Grey matter controls. A quote from Marcus Aurelius, the Stoic philosopher, states the following, “Time is like a river made up of the events which happens, and a violent stream; for as soon as a thing has been seen, it is carried away, and as a thing has been seen, it is carried away, and another comes in its place, and this will be carried away too.”

The images represent the place I have been in mentally and physically; an age and time in one’s life were nothing seems as it is. Life was really black and white but now gray is beginning to appear. Personal perceptions are skewed for the better or worse and the path of personal development is blurred.

These paintings represent the end of my “childhood” and the beginning of a new chapter that is referred to as “adulthood”. The bridge I was once standing on is gone, and I begin a new path in which things do move quickly and time is lost, even as these words are read, but that is something I can wrap my fist around, the fact that I am an embodiment of my actions and I create my factual existence.

And so with all said begins the chapter in my life, “Gray Matter”.

Recent show at Bunny Gunnery Gallery in Pomona, CA. Exhibition from August 13th to September 7, 2011.

Bunny Gunner Gallery
266 W. Second St.
Pomona, CA 91766
Pieces are acrylic on canvas, ranging in size from 24×24 to 40×72.

 

Lips (series)

The Abstract Series is a launch into a fascination with formal simplicity, my works often focus on shapes and contours. Remaining with a black and white palette has eliminated the complication of color while expanding my own vision, allowing me additional freedoms. The works I am creating in Black and White express a fascination with simplicity. I am focusing in on the shapes and contour. By eliminating the complication of color it has allowed me some freedom. “Non color” has expanded my vision in the series “Black and White”. I can see more possibilities in light and darkness, shapes and lines, abstraction and concrete. It profiles the concept I wish to express and can be extrapolated int a launching pad for deeper processes. For example, with the piece in” Inderds”, I am focusing on darkness and light to expound on the hardness of existence; an inner human struggle. This is shown by sharp angles and streams of light interrupted by shapes. The concrete forms blur, yet make a complete image. Ironically, the paintings in this series, are not simple to create. I overlap contemporary imagery on a canvas from printed sources. My ideas are then applied with strong linear strokes with black ink.

Eulogy

The Black and White Series is a launch into a fascination with formal simplicity, my works often focus on shapes and contours. Remaining with a black and white palette has eliminated the complication of color while expanding my own vision, allowing me additional freedoms. The works I am creating in Black and White express a fascination with simplicity. I am focusing in on the shapes and contour. By eliminating the complication of color it has allowed me some freedom. “Non color” has expanded my vision in the series “Black and White”. I can see more possibilities in light and darkness, shapes and lines, abstraction and concrete. It profiles the concept I wish to express and can be extrapolated int a launching pad for deeper processes. For example, with the piece in” Inderds”, I am focusing on darkness and light to expound on the hardness of existence; an inner human struggle. This is shown by sharp angles and streams of light interrupted by shapes. The concrete forms blur, yet make a complete image. Ironically, the paintings in this series, are not simple to create. I overlap contemporary imagery on a canvas from printed sources. My ideas are then applied with strong linear strokes with black ink.