I am a mark maker.
Mark making is an outcome of labor. In my work the marks on the wall, indentations on metal, lines on a surface are made in consideration of my body. The use of form in the work is reflective of my thinking surrounding labor and politics resulting in pictures and gestures that attempt to communicate a pivoting aesthetic balance inherent in the contemporary. This is a space of finding beauty within things that lack beauty. When drawing I look to make images that fall apart and show the collision of these narratives through layering and material. The titling provides a context that situates the image outside of the visual, allowing that tension to engage with historical, contemporary and personal narratives.
I am a story teller
The works re-engage abstraction as a means to establish a connectedness, and dependency, between narrative and form. Be it my own personal histories or associations presented through the titles or an audiences reaction to the imagery, the works primary function is to elicit unease between the readability of form, surface, objectness, assemblage and appropriation within a single visual ground.
Represented by: Daniel Faria Gallery