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.

"CONFERENCE CALL"

PAINTINGS

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

$9,500

SOD

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

$9,500

Conference Call

Kanswald
Graphite, Spray paint, Acrylic and Ink on Canvas
48 x 48”
2019

$3,350

Kanswald

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

$900

Ring Ring

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

$900

Ay Caramba!

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

$900

Headache

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

$900

Coming Soon

Bye
Graphite and Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24”
2019

$900

Bye

I Was First Though
Graphite and Acrylic on Canvas

28 x 28”
2019

$1,200

I Was First Though

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

$630

At Rest

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

$630

Sneaky

Keep it Real #1

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

$700

Keep It Real #1

Keep it Real #2

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

$700

Keep It Real #2

Keep it Real #3

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

$700

Keep It Real #3

Mo Money, Mo Problems

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

2019

 

$1,800

Mo Money Mo Problems

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

$800

Patience

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

16 x 20”
2019

$700

Home

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

16 x 20”
2019

$700

Adopted Home

2012
Ink on Canvas

11 x 14”
2019

$480

2012

2013
Acrylic and Ink on Canvas

11 x 14”
2019

$480

2013

DRAWINGS

Cricket Cricket (Drawing)

Graphite on Bristol Paper

8 x 10” (Framed)
2019

$225

Cricket Cricket

Make it Rain (Drawing)

Graphite on Bristol Paper

8 x 10” (Framed)
2019

$225

Make It Rain

I Like Chocolate (Drawing)

Graphite on Bristol Paper

8 x 10” (Framed)
2019

$225

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Found it! (Drawing)

Graphite on Bristol Paper

8 x 10” (Framed)
2019

$225

Found It!

I Kan Relate (Drawing)

Graphite on Bristol Paper

8 x 10” (Framed)
2019

$225

I Kan Relate

Looking for Dreams in
a Kan of Soup (Drawing)

Graphite on Bristol Paper

8 x 10” (Framed)
2019

$225

Looking for Dreams in a Kan of Soup

Angry Duck (Drawing)

Graphite on Bristol Paper

8 x 10” (Framed)
2019

$225

Angry Druck

Is Anybody Home? (Drawing)

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

$225

Is Anybody Home?

Oh Boy (Drawing)

Graphite on Bristol Paper

8 x 10” (Framed)
2019

$225

Oh Boy

Set of 9 Drawings

Graphite on Bristol Paper

8 x 10” (Each, Framed)
2019

$2,000

9 drawings

SCULPTURES

Kanswald (Black Chucks)

Urethane Sculpture  

12 x 12 x 6” 
2019

$750

Kanswald (Black Chucks)

Kanswald (Copy Cat)

Urethane Sculpture  

12 x 12 x 6” 
2019

$750

Kanswald (Copy Cat)

Kanswald (Sneaky)

Urethane Sculpture  

12 x 12 x 6” 
2019

$750

Kanswald (Sneaky)

Kanswald (Gold)

Urethane Sculpture  

12 x 12 x 6” 
2019

$750

Kanswald (Gold)

Kanswald (OG Red)

Urethane Sculpture  

12 x 12 x 6” 
2019

$750

Kanswald (OG Red)