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Emotions

Connecting with people

My artworks expresses as a search of the intricacies of life, as a result of humans continually searching for meaning, making meaning out of lived or observed experiences, and attempting to connect to other humans. Continuously strives to establish an understanding of the unknown, to name the unnamed, to mark the ordinary, and to dignify our existence. Central to each of those purposes are emotions.

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Dynamism Texture Depth 

ENERGY & PASSION

I am a self taught painter using various mediums to explore the inner landscape and how feelings can be transmuted into a language all its own through color, line and texture.

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Strength Intensity Passion

contemporary art

I work primarily with acrylic and oil paint on canvas or linen in the gestural abstract style. My work is intuitive, that is I make no initial decisions about direction. I just let my feeling and emotion take over. Progression can be quick or painfully slow. Some works are completed in a matter of days while others are under consideration for months.

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Layers

textured surfaces

I work with various mediums and materials including non-traditional tools. My favorite mediums are oil and acrylic paints as well as resin. My works are created mainly on canvas and cradled wood panels with multiple layers for achieving highly textured surfaces. Layers of paint and line are built up and covered over, sometimes scraped away, somethimes washed out entirely, leaving only a trace of what came before.

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Intuition

Everything is open

I use acrylic and oil paints, various structure pastes, stone flour, chalk, ink and other artistic materials. Both strong and subtle colors and surface structures inspire me. The imperfect, the moment and the ephemeral, these are all things I try to capture on canvas.

I believe in the intuitive process. The result of my work is open, even during the work the goal can still change.

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Influences

Abstract Expressionism

My style is influenced by abstract expressionism inspired by masters like Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock that is characterised by gestural brush-strokes or mark-making, and the impression of spontaneity also expressive or emotional in its effect. My preferred way of working is a spontaneous improvisatory manner often using large brushes to make sweeping gestural marks and deep textures with marked movements.

Confidence

A way to share emotions

When I paint, I like the state of the mind when painter, painting and the painting process are the one, with no expectations and hands spontaneously paints the present moment. From this present moment and the state of mind, interesting compositions and paintings are appearing.

My method of painting is characterised by an immediacy of process and an urgency of vision, which he has been developing over several years. Despite the appearance of serendipity, my techniques involves constant assessment, measurement and exploration of pigments and their configurations, combined with varnishes, oils and a variety of materials.

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complexity

My works are not simply one-dimensional, rather they entice the viewer not just to explore them with their eyes but also to touch them.

VISION

I see my paintings as a language of images that allows me to communicate thoughts and feelings that are difficult to express with words. This is my personal way of sharing what's inside. I paint from instinct and intuition and like to keep my artwork spontaneous and fun. I feel more connected to myself and others through my art.

MATERIALS

My paintings are acrylic mix paintings, oil pastels, pencils, spray paint and many other artistic materials. I often combine these materials with natural materials and objects from nature as well as with ash, marble dust, sand or building materials such as grout or plaster.

why

I paint because it is exciting; terrifying and exhilarating. I do not start with a preconceived idea. I simply plunge in and get lost in the chaos and then slowly find my way out, guided by instinct. 

Commissioning are welcome

If you like my artistic style, you can propose an artwork tailored to your preferences. Please, contact me and tell me what you would like

Artworks available for sale

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