Nature Morte, 2018 (oil on canvas)
What is a still life? Is it an assortment of fruits and vegetables or a realistic rendering of miscellaneous objects? And why are artists interested in creating studies of everyday items? Still life's have been an important genre of painting since:
realism, impressionism, pop art, and cubism. A still life (also known by its French title, Nature Morte) is a piece that features an arrangement of inanimate objects as its subject. In Nature Morte I question the traditional still life by depicting my own art pieces along with everyday objects to create a surreal environment, leaving the viewer left questioning if this is a still life.
The Holy Matrimony, 2018 (oil on wood panel, plaster and silicon)
In this series I want to tear down the preconceptions we have about the human body. Introducing a dehumanizing perspective on how we view our flesh and bones; maneuvering a person out of their comfort zone to experience vulnerability, giving themselves the opportunity to be impacted. The dualities of love and suffering, danger and protection, life and death and the human need for understanding are the universal themes in everyday life. When dissolving the human form to flesh viewers are invited to connect with their own bodies in a different way, giving ourselves the opportunity to connect with others around us and a reminder that we are all alike.