My work is about an abstract explorations of human mood and personality. I use assemblage and paint as tools to engage the viewer.
I like to explore, invent, discover the new and unknown and share it with others. I want people to be absorbed by the pieces, capture their attention while creating a new experience for them.
The idea for pieces comes form an accumulation of life experiences at that moment. Color attracts me as well as materials like wood, stone, concrete and steel. People inspire me, especially their reaction to my art. Somehow all these influences get processed through me and I reflect it in an abstract way. I was always attracted to abstract art; I think it gives me the freedom to express myself.
Wassily Kandinsky, one of the forefathers of abstract art believed that “abstraction is the pictorial language of the future, that it all communicate true about the human spirit (Frank Whitford’s comment).
I have been influenced by modern art especially by abstract expressionists, lately by minimalism. I enjoy work of many artists, especially Donald Judd, Richard Serra, Tony Smith, Yves Kline, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt, Mark Rothko, Trevor Bell and many others.
I often contemplate why I have created a piece in certain way. Why it ended like that? I think combination of a concentrated experience and energy of that moment defines the piece. There is a right moment for every piece to be created, if I try to change it later, the painting is about something else; each moment is different and cannot be repeated. Past cannot be brought to the present therefore each pieces is defined a specific moment in my life.
Most recently I have embraced the fact that I like to make jewelry and fit it into my artist’s repertoire. Jewelry pieces are small sculptures and I like the fact that people can actually wear it carry it around. I feel that they generate an interaction between a person wear it and other person viewing it…people get engaged, its is art without gallery walls.
I like the element of bringing art into different spaces, situations, to different people. For me, jewelry is one of the ways.