Most recently I have been working on a series titled Moving In..., which focuses on playful and humorous narratives of me cohabitating with famous artists. By inserting myself into the painting, I point out the irony of “living” with an artist’s work as it relates into immersing myself into the lives and works of artists forinspiration and painterly influence. I use historical research to choose vistas or scenes of domestic life during the eras of the artists with which I metaphorically live. Through this series I want to touch upon questions of artistic influence and dialogue, emulation and creativity, continuity as well as discontinuity in contemporary art and the world as a whole. At the same time, my portrayed place-at-odds can be viewed as a metaphor for immigration and the cathartic journey of re-inventing a new personal and artistic identity.
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Blind Date With Edward Hopper, oil on canvas, 60" x 36"
Breaking Up With Philip Guston, oil on canvas, 60" x 40"
Moving In With Diebenkorn, oil on canvas, 60" x 40"
Moving In With Winslow Homer, oil on canvas, 60" x 40"
Waiting For Isaac Levitan After School, oil on canvas, 60" x 20"