A recent trip up I95 to New York with fellow painters and graduation looming near has prompted two compositions that are fairly inexplicable. They are responses to consistent discussions of "the real world"fused with the abnormalities that I have found in my present understanding of life. They reference tangible experiences, people, objects and environments, however formulated and juxtaposed, creating an ironic hypothesis of what is to be expected after graduation. This slightly shallow concept allows me to focus on the physical act of painting, working with the materiality of acrylics and oils, exploring the relationship between figure and ground, and experimentation with color.
The Real World; 2011, acrylic and oil on canvas, 66" x 78"
Boys Club; 2011, acrylic and oil on canvas, 66" x 78"