CURRENT WORK

CURRENT WORK
I have always struggled with looking at myself or my life objectively. This has been a particular challenge when it comes to the narrative behind my artwork. Over the years I have experimented with many approaches, mediums, subject matters, all while trying to find the process that would allow me to accurately communicate my feelings and thoughts around a subject. They are often complex and shifting. I’ve struggled to capture this in a singular image, a static self contained work. I now believe I have found the “language” and process that lets me fully articulate the intricacies of my perspective. And beyond that, I believe I have found the way that allows my work to be a conversation with the viewer. It is no longer linear and it invites the viewer to physically manifest their interpretation. This process allows the work to keep evolving over time. I have finally manifested the first whispers of this idea, and it is everything I imagined it to be. Meaning via context. The experiment is now over. Now it is time to express and explore.

Thursday, June 6, 2024

SELF PORTRAIT REVISITED

I am working on art with studio space limitations. At the moment I create in a bedroom studio. Because of this I often serve as my own reference model for observational drawing, I’d prefer to draw others but at the moment this is just easier in order to keep up with constant practice. I drew yet another self portrait with charcoal and thought I was done with it. I very very rarely revisit works to work them further. This time I forced myself to because I still felt there was more to be done. I’m glad I did. I painted over the charcoal and pastel drawing using gouache (which is currently my favorite painting medium). I enjoy the liquid watercolor like nature of the paint, however I prefer its opaque and chalky consistency. For once, I was mostly satisfied with the results. 











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