ARTIST STATEMENT

 

My practice is driven by an underlying fascination with the human person, their voices, their faces, their breath, their accents, and their capacity to seize sympathy. Indeed, the human face is a mysterious site, etched with a beauty and dignity that beckons portrayal.

My large-scale portraits combine the ideals of classical realism with the spatiotemporal sensibilities of post-internet and post-photographic aesthetics. The monumental scaling of these faces, rendered manually by hand, exudes a sense of beguiling tactility and dexterity that fixes the viewer’s gaze. Unlike the multitude of faces constantly crowding our digital screens, I want to create portraits with a solidity that cannot be simply ‘swiped’ away.