My painting is rooted in my early life experience, amidst the sights and sounds of New York city where I absorbed the loud rhythmic symphony of the subway, the constant construction and destruction of buildings. Moving through diverse crowds that interplay global cultures also had a profound effect.
The exciting sounds of Jazz, Rock and Latin music permeated my being.
To this day I carry these influences within me and express them in my art.
My Non-figurative paintings employ a methodology that is determined by past breakthroughs, discoveries and successes. I have developed my own lexicon of calligraphy, broken geometric forms, spatial relationships as well as line and color.
During the past several years I have added paper collage. I cut angular and organic forms from various kinds of fine art paper to interrupt my painterly approach and change the rhythmic structure.
This adds additional elements to the surface giving it texture, depth and pattern. My method is to selectively hide and reveal areas of collage to incorporate them into the total fabric of the composition.
My process is a continuum that allows room for growth. I aspire to continue to create new works of subtlety, beauty and power.
The artist pointing to his artist statement.
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