WEEKEND 5: MISSION
NOV 11 & 12, 2017
San Francisco, CA 94110
After many years designing motion graphics for film and television, I have abandoned the computer and returned to primitive and visceral elements: oil paint, canvas, paper, charcoal, pastel, raw pigment, and my hands.
I am inspired by the movement and emotion of the human form. The translation of flesh and blood into mixed media is a journey through anatomy, light and perspective, and visual poetry.
All of my family pictures were lost except for one small box with a few precious slides. These transparencies have become doorways into revealing and understanding my past. Colorful scrapings of pastels, globs of paint, and swashes of charcoal have helped me to travel through time and experience the pain, love, and discomfort of these barely remembered early moments. Streaks of paint, bold gestures, and scraping excavate for the truth in these people, my family. Through the process of construction and deconstruction, these emotional essays are brought to life.
These dreamscapes exist on the bridge between reality and abstraction. The psychological space is ignited through a process of construction and deconstruction that finds a balance between control and chaos. Through constantly crossing the line between abstraction and reality, a new place is discovered.