ARTIST STATEMENT

My work explores the idea of innocence and the human conditions such as happiness, anxiety, depression, and playfulness which are relatable subjects that we all possess.

I utilize a wide range of mediums like spray paint, acrylic, and graphite all while integrating classical techniques with childlike sketches. My work is influenced by the genres of pop art, cubism, and urban contemporary art. The addition of phrases or words that I pull from the music and ideas that pop into my head aid in hinting at the overall conceptual idea of the piece. The way I compose the writing transforms into a code meant to be deciphered by the audience. The mark-making symbolizes emotion, from quick, anxious scratches to carefully placed, soothing strokes. Each piece contains multiple layers of different paintings and drawings, creating the foundation for my main focus.

“Kans” is the name of the characters I created. They represent the emotions I’m going through at the time. The use of horns and halos stand as a metaphor for the angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other, emphasizing how each one of us has a good and bad side. The common factor the characters share is that they reflect the masks we put on to hide our true feelings. Anyone can put on a façade and happy on the outside but struggle with anxiety and depression on the inside. These are the stories I wish to tell and where I draw much of my inspiration from. At first glance, my artworks can have a very playful and nostalgic vibe but also have a very meaningful and serious undertone. The layers on the canvases reflect all the aspects of life we build up. Bumps, cracks, splatters, and drips are the stories that lay underneath the foundation of the person we become.

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PAINTINGS

SOD
Graphite, Spray paint, Acrylic and Ink on Canvas
120 x 60”
2019

$9,500

Conference Call
Graphite, Oil Pastel, Spray paint, Acrylic
and Ink on Canvas
120 x 60”
2019

$9,500

Ay, Caramba!
Graphite, Spray paint, Acrylic and Ink on Canvas
24 x 24”
2019

$900

Headache
Graphite, Spray paint, Acrylic and Ink on Canvas
24 x 24”
2019

$900

Coming Soon
Graphite, Spray paint, Acrylic and Ink on Canvas
24 x 24”
2019

$900

I Was First Though
Graphite and Acrylic on Canvas

28 x 28”
2019

$1,200

At Rest
Graphite, Spray paint, Acrylic and Ink on Canvas
18 x 14”
2019

$630

Sneaky
Graphite, Acrylic and Ink on Canvas
14 x 18”
2019

$630

Keep it Real #1

Graphite, Acrylic and Ink on Canvas
16 x 20”
2019

$700

Keep it Real #2

Graphite, Acrylic and Ink on Canvas
16 x 20”
2019

$700

Keep it Real #3

Graphite, Acrylic and Ink on Canvas
16 x 20”
2019

$700

Mo Money, Mo Problems

Graphite, Spray paint, Acrylic and Ink on Canvas
40 x 30”

2019

 

$1,800

Patience
Graphite, Acrylic and Ink on Canvas
20 x 20”
2019

$800

Home
Graphite, Spray paint, Acrylic, Colored Pencils and Ink on Canvas

16 x 20”
2019

$700

Adopted Home
Graphite, Spray paint, Acrylic, Colored Pencils and Ink on Canvas

16 x 20”
2019

$700

2012
Ink on Canvas

11 x 14”
2019

$480

DRAWINGS

Cricket Cricket (Drawing)

Graphite on Bristol Paper

8 x 10” (Framed)
2019

$225

I Kan Relate (Drawing)

Graphite on Bristol Paper

8 x 10” (Framed)
2019

$225

Is Anybody Home? (Drawing)

Graphite on Bristol Paper
8 x 10” (Framed)
2019

$225

Oh Boy (Drawing)

Graphite on Bristol Paper

8 x 10” (Framed)
2019

$225

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