monks lament

monks lament

...and so the bitterness follows

…and so the bitterness follows

Artist Statement

The paintings explore a self-imposed ambiguity, angst without glamour, doubting barrenness, historical and symbolic endeavors to identify man’s ineptitude. A culture’s final ruse. The paintings grimace with dissonance and a foreboding distinctiveness. Deprived faculties to emotional recourse become characterized by a genuineness, one obscured by modern/now/consumption/fame/fragmented/no more questions/…a life of nauseating, replicating, and anticipating successions of lifeless, unfilled values used in contradiction, a self-inflicted addiction. Pinning uncertainty/obscenities/ugliness personified with mock-fashionable societal agendas. They are an imitation of a “self” crumbling hopelessly in redemption.

man die or monkey

man die or monkey

guilt observed

guilt observed

green me not me

green me not me