In one sentence I would describe my art as ‘stream of emotional consciousness meets form.’
My aim is to really dig deep and analyze both our experiences and our emotional reactions to those experiences. I'm searching for the fundamental truth of an image and trying not to just send a message and display a send of form, but also convey a pure sense of emotion as close to the way I feel it as I possibly can. The compositions that strike me throughout the day always give me a feeling of connectedness. I then heighten my emotional awareness in that moment to hone in on what I’m feeling. The perceived good, bad and ugly - There's beauty, emotion, drakness, light within it all. Staying true to the essence of that spark, that feeling of inspiration I have, that we all have is my ultimate goal. To speak for those who maybe cannot speak themselves; To offer my take on things, kick-starting a new dialogue about art and what it means to be human.
Continuous creation in any form is a journey into the soul. Describing how I truly feel through words has never been an easy thing for me to do. However, expressing myself through mark making has always been a way for me to more accurately articulate what it seemed like my words never could.
I've been artistically inclined for most of my life but didn't really take painting and creating seriously until a few of years ago. Back in 2015, I was living in Tel Aviv, Israel playing professional basketball while also working nearly full-time for a marketing company. Needless to say I was burning the candle at both ends. As the days went on, I gravitated more and more toward creating, specifically painting. It became my outlet from all the pressures that surrounded me. After a few years of this insane work schedule I decided to leave life as a professional athlete, the life I had worked so hard for, cultivating for as long as I could remember, and reinvent myself - Living abroad for those crucial years broadened my perspective in a major way. It made basketball, a once refuge, my first love, seem far too regimented and not nearly enough of a creative outlet for me. As I kept painting through everything, I realized it was that process of creating, embarking on that journey within that had instrumental in helping me arrive at the decision to move in a different direction. It was the artistic creation that was pushing me. The more my creative process developed, the more my perspective opened up. I would sit and think of different compositions to paint, or they would just come to me throughout the day. I didn't realize it then, but that search for inspiration, that awareness brought so much happiness, pain, struggle, sadness, joy, hope, pretty much every emotion right to the forefront. It helped me see what is truly important to me. In a way, it released me to myself.