In my paintings, I invite the viewer to reconsider the spatial and psychological possibilities of recognizable environments. Like in Medieval tapestries, where there is tension between the pictorial depth and the flatness of the woven surfaces, my paintings hover in a similar duality. The ambiguity between flat surfaces and depth of field hold the viewer’s attention.
New York City landmarks and cityscapes inspire my most recent paintings. Unlike my interior paintings that are devoid of people, the narratives of my landscapes are both dictated by the people and city life (itself). By manipulating perspective and infusing the paintings with detail, I create visual tableaus that playfully distort and at times invent what appear to be familiar settings.
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