Category: Painting

Painting is for me an identity. No matter what medium I’m working in, whether it’s illustration, photography, video, performance art– painting is always my origin. There’s nothing that gets me more excited or gets my heart pounding harder than when I’m in the throes of “flow” and working on a painting (shout out to Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi). I realize that probably seems really cheesy but that’s how it is. With paint you don’t have to articulate using stupid words. Painting is a conversation that you’re having directly with the canvas, and with the colors, and with your brush or fingers or whatever. You get to say whatever is on your mind, uncensored. And the miraculous thing is when others can look at your painting and instantly understand the message. When the image resonates with them on a level that transcends sense.
I’ve become allergic to oil paints but I’m currently exploring new mediums and techniques to continue working.

cooper union architecture

I painted portraits from life of every member of one architecture class at the Cooper Union. Each portrait took an average of 1.5 hours, all oil on canvas. The portraits were given to the architects after the show. BIG thanks go to Mark Ressl for coordinating and scheduling EVERYONE in his class during finals to […]

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