Artist Statement

Being a figurative artist, my work over the past 20 years has encompassed a variety of mediums, i.e.: printmaking, mixed media clay sculpture, small to mural-sized oil paintings, acrylic/bas-relief paintings, ink or graphite drawings, and constructions with various objects; all the while maintaining a strong focus on a singular theme – Exploration of the “Human Condition”. 

The works dare to ask, in sometimes simple or complicated terms, the question of what this “Human Condition” is. And via the works already completed in various genres and media, the viewer, if so chooses, is compelled to search within or externally for the answers of such queries.

The genesis, or root of the works, often stem from a point of inquiry that I wish to convey tangibly for the viewer so that they may, if driven to, pose a dialog within themselves in the offshoot towards their own personal advancement.

Being that life can gravitate in the direction of complicity and varietal issues, so does the body of work that I have produced over the past 2 decades employing various mediums.

The delving into the different media has not only kept it fresh for me as an artist, but also serves to point out the fact that life is not static. That barreling upon us at a full-charge with the omnipresence of a multi-headed monster, it leaves no person behind.

In order to survive such an onslaught of stimuli, it would behoove a person to keep one step ahead for no other reason than for one’s peace of mind in an utterly chaotic world. This is why I have experimented over the years with printmaking, sculpture, painting, drawing, and constructions, in the attempts of shedding light on all and any issue that concerns the spiritual and emotional growth of the individual.

The body of works can be viewed in genres such as: Neo-Expressionism, Religious Iconoclasts, Witty Banality: or in line drawings that border on the bizarre dark-side of a twisted humanity filled with abstracted thingamabobs, and whatnots intertwined with one another.

“The Fledgling” mixed media 40″x20″x10″ 2011

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