The content of the work is about the memories of my home, my family, and of the stories that were told to me by my dad about his personal history. It is also about evoking a sense of place that is specific yet is difficult to summarize. The layers and transparency that are evident in this work are about memory, loss, nostalgia, and a love for the city’s periphery and all its complexities.
I often mine art history, popular culture and contemporary life for styles, sources and imagery. I look to low culture and street aesthetics
for inspiration, creating works that both live in the contemporary art world and outside the traditional gallery space. The narratives that I use are fragmented parts that compel viewer participation and personal memory. The characters in these narratives are not gods or superheroes, but ordinary urban residents made extraordinary through a new kind of representation.
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