Thursday, June 18, 2015

Artist Statement

(updated August 2019)

I use abstraction and stylization to arrive at a unique image and voice to speak about people who excite me with abstract emotions that I cannot describe. When I encounter someone special, brilliant, or beautiful, I have abstract emotions that make me happy, sad, and hopeful at the same time. I've gone through a lot throughout my young adult years, and I believe I can return to my origin when I examine my childhood experiences. When I was a child, the world was a mysterious, intriguing place that was brimming with abundance and meaning. My world was a jungle filled with greenery and creatures. Something happened in-between my childhood and my adulthood years, something like a nuclear detonation over the Amazon jungle, which turned my view of life repetitive, boring, mundane, and barren. I reject my current state in which I cannot find meaning in life and I am drowned in loneliness. I want to convey the excitement and meaning that I attach to people. People are not something to be taken for granted. We are the most complex beings within the vicinity of the Milky Way galaxy. We have potential for growth and positive change. I am an idealist.

My art is a way for me to get intimate with the subject. I want to be friends with my own creations. My art may be my own construct of an escapist fantasy from reality, but I have faith that my art will lead me back to reality in which I can meet exciting people again and feel abstract emotions that inspire me.

Friday, June 12, 2015