PAINTINGS

ABSTRACT

FIGURATIVE

Though I have a background in figurative art, I use abstraction to talk about the materiality of paint and explore different conceptual themes. This work includes paintings from the Epistemes series, which references epistemological discourse—the study of what knowledge is and how we gain it—through the use of architectonic forms. The junctures, erosion, and disconnects in these structures echo the irregular and conflicted process of knowledge acquisition. The combination of impasto and drips on the canvas represents the daily accretion and erosion of information.

Also included are pieces from the Strata series, which consist of horizontal layers and pentimenti used to represent a priori truths, or what lies beneath experiential knowledge. This series explores consciousness, memory, and the overlapping texts of fear and desire.

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