As an artist of the 21st century, my focus is to derive from my experience of the world an aesthetic that speaks of this time in a manner that has been successfully executed for several centuries. Painting is an orchestration of shapes in any number of ways to create an interesting visual dynamic within a context, most commonly a rectangle. In todayâ€™s open art world however, there is no rule of how a painting should be made or the context in which it must exist, precisely therein lays its most cotemporary challenge.
My efforts in painting are derivative of a studious and a widely exposed passion in the field. I gather inspiration as much from the history of art as I do in my daily life, nurturing influence in the approach of many predecessors. Researching their different approaches to image making has not only inspired my own aesthetic, but encompasses my participation in a chain that takes root deep in human history. While I hope my paintings are a feat in todayâ€™s world, my ambitions in making them are nothing new. Lifeâ€™s experiences today however, are indeed unprecedented for all of us, because right now was never before.
The dynamic of my lifeâ€™s circumstances, split between an intimate participation in two very different social situations inspires a dichotomy in my work reflective of both Middle eastern art history, as well as the tradition of painting emerging from the European Renaissance.
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