Dystopia

Glass 40x30 Oil on canvas 2014

Glass
40×30
Oil on canvas
2014

Inquisition 30x30 Oil on canvas 2014

Inquisition
30×30
Oil on canvas
2014

Foundation 34x42 Oil on canvas 2014

Foundation
34×42
Oil on canvas
2014

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Distant Sun

In this series of paintings and collages, I present the viewer with dystopian scenes. I draw inspiration from science fiction films and novels. Just as movies and books tell stories, my pictorial work pieces together a fractured narrative.

“Distant Sun” utilizes photographs found in magazines, brochures and art catalogs. These fragmented source materials serve as ingredients for painting as well as stand alone collages. One goal is to create scenes that are exotic yet familiar. The pictures are never fully planned. Materials guide the path of each composition. Collage works focus on environments while the paintings give the viewer a closer look at the inhabitants of a future world.

The images are fantastic while addressing real world concerns. Like many science fiction fanatics, I am obsessed with the consequence of human action. Fractured skies and jagged buildings seen in my collages suggest a struggle between man and nature. Painted figures are engulfed by their environments. Many figures are pieced together from odd clothing with visible seams between body parts suggesting a dormant insanity within us. Now, we are unable to see it but when the wheel breaks loose the distortion becomes the norm. It is a bleak outlook on the future but I expect the viewer to discover beauty in the scenes.

Carer 10"x15" Gouache and water color on paper. 2012

Carer
10″x15″
Gouache and water color on paper.
2012

Daybreak 16"x32" Oil on canvas. 2012

Daybreak
16″x32″
Oil on canvas.
2012

One Percent 30"x40" Oil on canvas. 2012

One Percent
30″x40″
Oil on canvas.
2012

The Museum 30"x48" Oil on canvas. 2013

The Museum
30″x48″
Oil on canvas.
2013

Meat Jacket 48"x30" Oil on canvas. 2013

Meat Jacket
48″x30″
Oil on canvas.
2013

    Sounds of Thunder     36"x45"     Oil on canvas.     2013

Sounds of Thunder
36″x45″
Oil on canvas.
2013