ABSTRACT

Figurine – obscuring identity. (2020)
Figurine seeks to bend the tightly-wound confines of human perception and walk the sharp edge of identity. Figurine is the result of abstracting several images of a mannequin and setting the resulting images among muted, neutral and monochrome backdrops . Figurine I, III intend to mimic the tall, thin, archetype of the supermodel in their narrow, curved, contrived posing; in stark juxtaposition, Figurine II presents a transformative presentation of abstracted, indiscernible change; Figurine IV dramatizes the aggressive obscuring of the model in a seemingly collage- oriented amalgamation of abstracted, indiscernible features. The silenced tones of gray and brown provide a cold, melancholy backdrop to the intimate and fiery discourse surrounding colonial versus contemporary idealizations of image, identity and body.
Catechism – a politically-motivated artwork. (2020)
“Our era of robust political discourse necessitates an intimate commitment to the interrogation of human thought on both an individual and societal level. The deconstruction significant of malleability on part of the grasping arm is to suggest a will of steel to deconstruct and ply the structures, the source materials of oppression and injustice. It is within the mind that we can truly divest from what which binds the marginalized and recompose our innate societal mission of community and selfless human aid; it is within the mind that we can provoke our imaginations to extend our eyes towards a world of endless equity and liberation for the entirety of humanity.”
Alchemy, a virtual exhibition – examining the transmutive nature of our universe through whirred object imagery. (2020)
“The angle on contemporary abstract-surrealist photography that has informed my recent work germinated as a manifestation of a period where I have found complacency within the confines of conventional portraiture. I have long admired the sleek palettes of editorial fashion photography, and at the point at which I began shooting in this style, I favored the bold styling of such pieces absent of the confined casting and restrictive prerequisites. I was looking for something intentionally obstructed in such a way that it rendered such metrics of beauty to be immaterial to the excellence of its end product. Alchemy can spin gold from any source, and that is the intention of the set which bears its title. The works I have developed in the abstract are object photographs digitally reconstructed with the hope that they may recalibrate the eyes of the spectator towards something fresh and unexpected.
Tutti noi – a set of abstract still life. (2020)
“Developed in utmost honorable memory of the victims of the SARS-COV2 pandemic.”
Galeries Lafayette, Paris, France (2020)
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