I take solace in painted pictures. Objects that will probably outlive me, surfaces like mirrors or windows. I am interested in the nature of our perception and in transformative ways of seeing. My work is an image-gathering process. I document the photographs that impose themselves on my psyche. Through transcoding photographic information into fetishized and libidinous paint, artefacts of photographic reality become templates for mapping out my internal world into physical space. My primary concerns are with image-making and consumption. I am looking for points of narrative ambivalence, in areas between authenticity and superficiality, from a position of saturation and insufficiency.
The paintings I make are intimate in scale. I play with the voyeurism inherent within Western art history. I am particularly drawn to late 19th C painters for their sensibilities of visual pleasure and subjective alternatives to the photograph.