Portfolio > Tension (2009)

This pieces relies heavily on metaphor as a means of addressing notions of tension, collision, and alienation. The figures in these paintings are often coming together or pulling apart, and it is the juxtaposition of disparate (but symbolic) elements that hint at an underlying narrative. There is often too a play between figuration and abstraction in these paintings that, beyond betraying my interest in surface quality and paint, heightens the feeling of entering a private world where these fictions coexist. Evidently, I frequently explore the use of animal as allegory or surrogate, and its relation to (hyper)masculinity as I address these overarching themes.

Oil Country
Oil on board
12 x 9 inches
2009
What The Hell Am I Doing Here
Oil on board
20 x 24 inches
2009
Before the Fall
Oil on board
12 x 9 inches
2009
Stop Resisting
Oil on canvas
48 x 60 inches
2009
Loss of Control
Oil on board
9 x 24 inches
2009
About Face
Oil on board
9 x 12 inches
2010
Tango
Oil on board
9 x 12 inches
2009
lol
Oil on board
10 x 10 inches
2010
No Man is an Island
Oil on board
9 x 12 inches
2009
Suddenly
Oil on board
9 x 24 inches
2009
Play/Fight #3
Oil on board
9 x 12 inches
2009
Play/Fight #2
Oil on board
9 x 12 inches
2009