My newest paintings showcase my years of experience as a classical oil painter, using subjects that are not normally glorified using this traditional medium. Using oil painting to painstakingly create an experience involving the most mundane aspects of urban life may have various effects for viewers: from the visual effects of the sun piercing through monstrous and imposing architecture, to the moods characterized by distinctive weather and atmosphere, to the cognitive effects of comfortably observing the chaotic, stop-and-go universe of trains and timetables from a fine art perspective (without missing the train).
These images are drawn from my last years living in New York City alongside the J train, a major above-ground metropolitan artery that runs the length of Broadway, throughout many Brooklyn neighborhoods. The actual train tracks were right outside my window. Having one’s art studio look out onto this subject - the most visible yet invisible, the loudest yet most silent character of my story - it only makes sense to complete my Brooklyn journey by immortalizing it in the best way that I know how. I hope to challenge and inspire viewers to discover all there is to discover in the places we look the least, that is to say, in our paths.