Pastel on Sheetrock Series Two | 2016–2017

All of the pieces in this second series of pastel on sheetrock are based on human figures from memory. I did not use a model or a picture to paint from. Most of the pieces are based on people that I know personally and a few of them are based on scenes of people that I have imagined in my mind. I just used the human figure or scene as an outline. I actually don’t know how to draw so I really had to feel out how I wanted to paint these figures or scenes. I challenged myself to bring out something more concrete and not so abstract. I really wanted to capture these figures and scenes how I felt them. I let whatever happened happen in the moment while I was working on a particular piece, and of course did some touching up after.

Intimacy Eclipso | 2017

What I have learned from my work

Birth of a Superhero

Birth of a Superhero | 2014 7/2/2019 Birth of a Superhero is my first pastel on sheetrock painting. I believe that I started the piece in late October of 2014 and finished it on December 1, 2014. I kept it a secret until it was finished. It was after a trip to Dia in Beacon,…

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“What the fuck do you want?!”

“What the fuck do you want?!” 9/4/2018 Throughout my life, I would get subconscious visitors in the night while I slept. I would wake up in the middle of the night and there would be a human figure standing over my bed. The first time this happened, I was around 9 or 10 years old.…

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“Well, you were always my favorite, always my man”

“Well, you were always my favorite, always my man” | 2016 9/4/2018           The name of this piece comes from the chorus of the song “Savior” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. When I first heard the song about fifteen years ago, I thought of my father. As I sang along, I felt that I…

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In The Name of The Mother

“In The Name of The Mother” | 2017   We celebrate in the name of the mother for her love is a quiet presence keeping us grounded  in life

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Chinatown Bridge

Chinatown Bridge | 2017 Brown and peach sit on my diaphragm as I float above my crossing.   I just ask that as I make my way through the thick and supple shadows, that I cross into a fiery dance hall where passion balloons and thrives to symphonize both parties into dancers of passion, bringing…

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Pastel on Sheetrock Series One | 2014–2016

In September 2015, I visited the Dia Art Foundation in Beacon, NY. Out of all the artwork there, I really connected to the works of Sol Lewitt and Richard Serra. I just remember looking at their work and feeling this great sense of expansion within myself. These would be the first two artists to really inspire me to create something of my own.

On the ride home from Dia, I came up with the idea of using pastel on sheetrock. I could just feel the pastel moving on the sheetrock as I was envisioning it. A couple of weeks later I picked up some pastels and an 8ft by 4ft piece of sheetrock and I was off.

Birth of a Superhero | 2014

In Situ

Some of my commissioned and sold pieces in their new homes.