explore abstraction and critiques of painting, leading to combinations of various
genres of abstraction with graffiti, cartooning, anime, text, and methods of
realism. As a product of contemporary American society, my work often deals
with the fractal nature of this reality. My paintings take fragments of visual
information, which are then "painted" or "written" as a sort of key to experiential
reality. In my amalgamation of layers of materials and references, I create
abstract works that make refreshingly contemporary self-portraits out of the
systems of contemporary signs and vocabularies.