My paintings explore ideas pertaining to narrative, logic and identity. I create a disruption in the compositional logic, with the goal of re- evaluating the significance of everyday objects and experiences. By altering the original surface appearance, structure or context of the depicted objects, flawed representations emerge. In some paintings, I resist painting the head on human figures. By eliminating the most identifiable human feature, the figure is reduced to a visual object, and a purely narrative reading of the work is deterred. As a result, the narrative becomes secondary to other aspects of the painting, drawing the pictorial space together to establish a stronger visual dynamic. I handle many subjects in my work in a similar fashion, to short-circuit the usual mechanisms used to process visual elements in our environment.
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