I like to have fun. I think being able to have fun is essential
to living in this stressful society. That is why playfulness is a
big part of my work. Instead of creating something literal and
humorous, I am more interested in the “basics”. By putting
together different colors, shapes, marks, materials and
compositions, I am able to create visually pleasing and
interesting spaces in my work.
I enjoy working in multiple formats and mediums, and I
never just “paint” in any process. I also draw, photograph,
design textiles, organize, print and collage, and these are all part
of the process in most of my work.
My work is highly influenced by minimal modern art, pop art
and high-end fashion in my choice of mark making, color and
material. I think high-end fashion and fine art are similar in the way
they are both non functional and require the application of aesthetic or beauty.
I am also really drawn to rectangular shapes. most people look at
rectangles everyday without even noticing it. I like to think about
the shape and how it becomes so powerful; I like how it is the most
common separation between us and almost everything nowadays.
My method of putting all the elements together is through
layering and organizing. I would apply layers of paint in order to get a
certain texture, think compositionally about the placement for each
element, organize everything on the canvas until I am satisfied with
the result. This allows me to experiment with my work during the
process, so I always end up with something completely different
from what I had planned.