At its core, my work is about the duality of
existence: positive/negative, male/female,
physical/spiritual and the dynamics that occur
when they converge or mix like the spirituality
of sex or the effects of time on people and objects.
Yet it's the unexpected that I find most compelling
about painting. Not just a simple surprise but the
fact that I can surprise myself, like one does in
I aim to get lost in it everyday. Some days are
more successful than others! When I paint I go
through an entire range of feelings. There are
times when I am almost in a trance, painting
furiously. Sometime it’s tedious. Sometimes it
actually feels like work! But not really. I just
like creating things.
TOOL, Aphex Twin and Georg Baselitz were
strong influences early on. I found Beuys and
Duchamp unorthodox use of materials compelling.
I was frequently drawn to Beksinski’s potent
scribbling. My many tours in the
world profoundly impressed me.
Now, I can be just as easily influenced
by the walls of a dilapidated building as I can by
the work of other artists.