The West lives in Descartes’ fantasy. There is a cause to every effect. We are surrounded by reason and logic, the linear and sequential, and the ordered and explainable.
In a world that only cares to ask “Why?” I paint to ask, “Why not?”
I do not start my work from some explicitly detailed plan to be followed precisely. Instead, I begin by exercising my freedom of intuitive choice, inspired by an urge to break from arbitrary reason.
Though the subject matter of my work is drawn from an intuitive synthesis of my collective life experiences, all elements are devoid of any particular literal meaning. However, though created without meaning does not imply the work is meaningless. The framework of thought revealed through painting is what gives my work its significance.
In 3456 square inches of blank canvas, it is dichotomy that reveals itself as a fundamental component of my thought. Chaos vs. Control, Depth vs Flatness, Coolness vs. Warmth. It appears that for my own logic, learning the whole is necessary for understanding. As when control goes without the chaos, the experience of control is, at best, partial.