Painting Perception


I create paintings in which one landscape is disrupted by the insertion of a disparate landscape into the same composition. By way of this juxtaposition, I seek to illustrate sensory experience as fractured, multiple, and simultaneous. I also paint figures with tenuous edges, whose relation to surrounding space represents the meeting of the individual with the world, and the way the two act on one another. I attempt to complicate boundaries between objects and space, using the shared edges of forms as sites of visual destabilization. My goal is to enact, in paint, the tension between a unified plane of perception and its fractured parts. My hope is that my paintings may activate an awareness of the fragmented nature of our perception, and by extension, the way we conceive of and situate ourselves in time and space.



painting, perception, cubism