“Art for me is the highest form of expression, life is not only about creation, but destruction too, about bridges burnt as well as built.” Nuno Evaristo
Much of the content of my work comes from everyday life experiences, put through a very personal filter: “It’s distinct, bold, aggressive & objective” - A journey into myself where chaos becomes order, then chaos again. I've never like to explain a certain piece of work - When i make a piece that's how i wanted it to be - hopefully it can speak for itself and whatever it says to the viewer its fine by me - as i believe each person takes something a little different from the same piece.
I look at the piece each day and decide to add or destroy any section of the painting i may not be happy with. At times I dislike a piece i’ve created and love it the next day which is the contradiction, or paradox i would hope to create in others. My paintings have a unique nature to them because I don't like to sketch things realistically. I like the intangible, the crude representations of human decadence. The images present in my work are abstract, but yet recognizable. I try to extract my visions using paint, pencils, collage etc...I feel like I am revealing my subconscious from within. As well as using the "traditional" method of pallet & brush, most times i apply paint straight from the tube & use my hands. It’s an integral part of my style to incorporate any kind of technics & materials into my work.
My influences are first and foremost everything I see, feel and experience. The artists I most admire are Jean Michel Basquiat, Robert Rauschenberg, Jonathan Meese, Frank Auerbach, Georg Baselitz, Peter Feichter, Marty Poorter and many more to list...