Oil, Photo images, 10″ x 8″ x 1″, Text, Resin surface on wood panel. 1 lb.
|This painting is from my Identity and Perception series which pushes traditional boundaries of oil painting by combining it with photography, narrative text, and resin surface on wood panels. This creates a unique hybrid that confronts today’s individual and societal issues so rampant in our impersonal metropolitan areas: alienation, loneliness, loss of identity, memory, self-image, and how we view others.
These mixed media, photo-based works originate from photographs I have taken on city streets in New York, Paris, etc. and in iconic buildings such as Grand Central Terminal, in NYC. These are one-of-a-kind works on wood panels, (not photo editions).
I write text over some of the figures in these pieces as a way to personalize individuals, and make them stand out from the crowd since we each have a unique story to tell. These brief narratives are from my imagination, based solely on one’s appearance or stance. By using text in my work, it adds another layer, and gives the viewer a chance to become part of my process by reading.