I find a constant pull between my intentions, or lack thereof, between my pieces and the inevitable viewpoint of the viewer. An audience will always find meaning within a work of art and push a bias of intent from the piece to the artist. I am particularly interested in the role of the audience.
Through my work, I want to push the cliché of personal meaning and allow the viewer to find that overarching meaning they so desperately need to validate the art. My work reflects the unusual imagery an audience is unlikely to concur through bias of an ‘Artist’. I hope to push the boundaries of Artist and audience and balance between clichés and bias through various mediums. My artwork includes several elements to initiate the audience throughout the piece.
Much of my work consists of one or two mediums at a time. I enjoy exploring specific sources and materials to push the aesthetic of the piece, but leave a ‘gap’ for the audience to fill in the purpose.
I like pushing the ideas of what ‘good’ and ‘bad’ (art) is in context to the work. I imagine who my audience could be and how they would decide. The idea of photorealism is strong in my work, whether I am creating a master copy or a figure study. Taking the work a step further, I tend to play with the idea of ‘ruining’ the work with something unusual that distracts the eye from the photorealism, this changes the painting from good to bad for some audience members, but how significant does the meaning and visuals of the painting actually change. That is what I like to push with my work.