Ethos of surface
My latest work explores the Ethos of Surface, referencing the effects of time and space on urban surfaces in the interest of material phenomenology. Through the process of re-framing, re-sampling, and visually cropping, I explore post-vandalism, graffiti art and visual histories embedded in the ethos of surface. The multi-layered surfaces of my paintings reference the tension between the construction and deconstruction of forgotten places in the American landscape that are left behind and transformed by time and by the damage of being exposed and weather-beaten. My inspiration lies in the notion of creating a simulacrum with a similar dichotomy of aesthetics as a surface with a worn history. Through a simulation of process, I aim to present my paintings as an abstract composition in a combined whole, along with a look deeper into the parts that make the whole.