Each piece in this series started from art “found” on the streets of NYC during the summer of 2015, which I then painted over, adding my personal reactions to modern first world experiences–from product consumption, to online dating, to news and current events. Cheap, easy access to information, people, places and things create endless possibilities and overstimulation. The barrage of titillating temptations is very real and often difficult to resist. And because there is very little true investment in time, money, or emotions, these experiences can become de-valued and can be thoughtlessly tossed aside when flimsy, fickle whims change.
All That Remains | acrylic on canvas | 16x20"
Pop UR Cherry Bubble | acrylic, plastic toy army men, adhesive on canvas | 40x40"
Only Sailors Get Blown Offshore | acrylic on canvas | 20x24"
Teenage Making Out | acrylic on canvas | 39x39"
Cecil the Lion: Savior to the Endangered Species | acrylic on found lenticular | 9.5x13.5"
Lucha Libra: Confidence Builder | acrylic over found painting on board | 16x20"
Tragic Monet | acrylic over found painting | 16x20"
Buy $hit Bull Shit | acrylic over found lenticular | 9.5x12.5"
Cute, Ripe, Rotten | acrylic over found Lenticular | 9.5x12.5"
Using as reference, plein air watercolors painted during the Fall of 2016, these oil paintings represent various places along Brooklyn Bridge Park and the perspective of the Park from above on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. I am interested in capturing an abstract beauty which can be found in urban landscapes created by the shapes and colors of intersecting planes of man-made structures meeting natural elements of sky and water.