Artist Statement

As a narrative fiction and visual artwork creative, I strive to communicate personal and socially relevant truths, which will lead my audiences to explore their own boundaries and perceptions. I believe in using creative works to inspire people to better themselves by exploring new insights, moving into life-long learning, and realizing their full potential. In my artworks, I strive to align myself with Metamodernist themes such as man’s search for meaning in grand narratives/mythologies and the oscillation between opposites. I am focused on the impact on human society of the technologies and systems of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. I am not a Neo-Luddite, but I express a cautionary note in my artworks regards the advances into greater automation, nanotechnology, robotics, artificial intelligence, Big Data analytics, genetic engineering, quantum supercomputing and the commercialization of space.

Of course, I am concerned with further developing my use of formal artistic skills and techniques. I have been applying a looser, more painterly style in my acrylic and oil paintings, and discovering directions which will take me into a more informed approach to my current coherent body of work. I am currently researching artists who could be described as figurative/abstract painters and who follow a metamodernist paradigm. I have previously completed much research into artists of the Leipzig School in Germany, as well as such contemporary metamodernist artists as Kaye Donachie and Charles Avery. The styles and sensibilities of these artists appeal to me and provide verve for my creative deliberations.