What are the major themes you pursue in your work?
My work explores darkness and light, creation and destruction, and mortality and fragility. I am obsessed by texture. I am interested in the transformations that can take place when I am no longer a slave to the image and the painting becomes more about the paint and the surface. I see paint as a vulnerable skin hovering and clinging to the subject, masking the identity of the subject. Sometimes a random damaging mark can surprisingly enhance and enliven the image.

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