artist statement

"MY WORK IS A REFLECTION OF BEAUTIFUL DECAY...THE LAYERS OF HISTORY AND ENERGY BEFORE THE ABSENT GENERATION FUELS MY INSPIRATION."

 

Urban Contemporary Mixed Media- My work is industrially influenced by architecture, street art, fashion, production, nightlife... I use the raw feelings and found objects that come with living in New York City. Whether paint or photo, it is grungy and dark, yet sexy and brilliant. The timeless colors and sharp corners clean it up from the scrappy state it started. I use metal, wood, glass, fabric, different textures intertwined with my visions. Surrounded by beauty, yet so easily overlooked in the city hustle. The layers of history and energy before this Absent Generation fuels my inspiration. I search for mana within chaos, concepts of time & space, energy no words can describe and try my best to translate it onto "paper". 

My art is a reflection of beautiful decay and genuine character. I love implementing my photographs to capture that one moment in time. Often women in my life are portrayed as powerful, vibrant, or mysterious pixies. I balance minimalistic detail and fine texture combined with provoking images. I use different mediums in turn creating a dance with each piece. 

NHEATPASTE (2014) FORMED ITS NAME IN THE PROCESS BY WHICH I CREATED THE COLLECTION. WHEATPASTE IS A LIQUID ADHESIVE USED TO POST PAPER ON BUILDINGS, CONSTRUCTION SITES, OVER EXISTING WHEATPASTES, ETC. WHEATPASTING COULD BE CONSIDERED VANDALISM, USED FOR ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION, STREET ART, OR SIMPLY OVERLOOKED ENTIRELY. STREET ARTISTS AND GRAFFITI WRITERS RISK BEING ARRESTED TO MAKE A PUBLIC STATEMENT, WHILE CORPORATES OUTSOURCE AN UNAFFILIATED PARTY TO USE THE SAME GUERILLA MARKETING TECHNIQUES FOR THEIR PROFIT. THIS PAPER IS LAYERED OVER AND OVER, I RESPECT THE COMMITMENT. WHEN THE ADS FIRST GO UP I’LL TEAR THROUGH THE PASTE AND ENDLESS LAYERS OF PAPER BRINGING NEW COLOR TO A DULL SCAM. I THEN PHOTOGRAPH MY 'VANDALISM', PRINT, PAINT, RE-PASTE, AND BUILD FRAMING. EACH PIECE IS TITLED AS AN ISSUE. LIKE IN A MAGAZINE, A TOPIC UP FOR DEBATE, OR DISTRIBUTING AN ITEM FOR SALE. AS AN ARTIST I AM OFTEN BALANCING A CREATIVE AND CORPORATE WORLD WHICH IS HOW THIS PROJECT CAME TO LIFE.