The narratives that emerge from competing and contrasting images are central to these paintings. The central formula is the inconsistency of the ideas, positioned together on monochromatic surfaces which comprise a distinct psychological space. I am principally inspired in this practice by the writing of 19th century French artist and mystic Pierre Carl Orevien, whose conviction that lived reality is composed of varying and overlapping layers that are mutually unseen but can chaotically collide.
Many of these paintings feature satirical characters I would use to tag the subway stations of New York City, psychotic Disney characters meant to intervene in the dominant narratives of passengers’ everyday lives. Combining these with found images is meant to cause satisfying if sometimes unsettling responses.