Artist Statement

My work delves into a dystopian landscape of twisted forms and macabre allegories whereupon a narrative is shown. This narrative is sequentially told through young characters mingled into supernatural situations often drawn from Christian theology and Pagan mythology. Despite these eldritch overtones, their experiences are grounded in acts of civil strife, such as abandonment or one’s own existential dread.

Spirituality and existentialism play a vital role in my work. Atypical notions of good versus evil are questioned in my narratives. Humanity in my work is defined through malformed abominations while humanoid creatures oppress them. Semblances of a crucifixion scene are prominent in a barren, rural landscape as mementos of my own experiences. Even parochial acts as the Crusades are explored in my stories, provoked by Judeo-Christian figures who are conveyed as Lovecraftian horrors. Visually, the characters and backgrounds are articulate yet crudely drawn in a seemingly frantic manner.

I seek to tell a story about the world through the guise of my own imagery. Reality is wrinkled by delight and suffering alike, and I consider this polarity in my work. The Buddhist concept of Dukkha and the Latin phrase amor fati (love of one’s fate) substantiate the necessity for misery within the narrative. However, I desire characters who are relatable – even when they themselves are peculiar or grotesque. This only strengthens the impact of their discontent when faced with troubling odds, and thus humanizes them through their struggles. In this respect, my work idealizes a world wherein the individual experiences misery. By doing this he might grow and find enlightenment.