As an artist, I often find myself reading artists statements of various kinds. Time and again, these writings consist of endless babble about what the artist thinks the viewer is interested in knowing about the work. Usually, the artist is completely wrong about what things the viewer is interested in knowing about the work. I do not claim to be any different. In my original writings for this document, I will admit that I did my fair share of babbling, mostly about my concerns of the art world, and my issues with conceptual art.
I have found myself in too many museums, completely bewildered by what artists are trying to say, and most of the time, completely disgusted by what they are getting away with. Donít get me wrong, I am aware of the important impact conceptual art has had on art history, but the statements people are making today are commonly irrelevant to society, or if they do hold any significance, it is completely lost on the general public. This isnít even the worse part. Usually, it doesnít even look good.
I strive to make objects that are aesthetically pleasing. The use of photography, computer software, and projection, gives the work a contemporary feel, while thinned out acrylic paint and gouache markers keeps with the tradition of paint on canvas. The flattened areas of vibrant color and larger than life portraits relate to the era of pop art, while still maintaining a relationship with the advancing ...