I Don't See
In the most basic sense, I paint portraits. Contemporary representations inspired by master works of the past. With my pieces, I wanted to explore a kind of omnipresent pressure I think we all live under. One that grows out of the clash between humanity – our unique mess of emotions, obsessions and urges – and society’s prescription for success.
I’ve always been fascinated by the mess.
The new visuals are a nod to the modern art aesthetic. Subtle shifts, repetition, (re)placement, or absence of facial features are attempts to create a feeling of dissonance and pressure in the viewer. I want someone to be drawn in by the uncanny nature of a piece and still feel safe to explore the feelings and reactions to the pressure gives rise to.