"Untitled (U #1)", 2019

"Untitled (U #1)", 2019
acrylic & spray paint on dibond
22" x 28"
"Untitled (U #2)", 2019

"Untitled (U #2)", 2019
acrylic & spray paint on dibond
22" x 28"
"Untitled (U #3)", 2019

"Untitled (U #3)", 2019
acrylic & spray paint on dibond
28" x 22"
"Untitled (U #4)", 2019

"Untitled (U #4)", 2019
acrylic & spray paint on paper mounted on dibond
30" x 22"
"Untitled (U #5)", 2020

"Untitled (U #5)", 2020
acrylic & spray paint on dibond
30" x 24"
"Untitled (U #6)", 2019

"Untitled (U #6)", 2019
acrylic & spray paint on dibond
30" x 24"
"Untitled (U #7)", 2019

"Untitled (U #7)", 2019
acrylic & spray paint on dibond
28" x 22"
"Untitled (U #8)", 2019

"Untitled (U #8)", 2019
acrylic & spray paint on dibond
22" x 28"
"Untitled (U #9)", 2019

"Untitled (U #9)", 2019
acrylic & spray paint on dibond
28" x 22"
"Untitled (U #10)", 2020

"Untitled (U #10)", 2020
acrylic & spray paint on dibond
28" x 22"
"Untitled (U #11)", 2019

"Untitled (U #11)", 2019
acrylic & spray paint on dibond
28" x 22"
"Untitled (U #12)", 2019

"Untitled (U #12)", 2019
acrylic & spray paint on dibond
28" x 22"
"Untitled (U #13)", 2019

"Untitled (U #13)", 2019
acrylic & spray paint on dibond
22" x 28"
"Untitled (U #14)", 2019

"Untitled (U #14)", 2019
acrylic & spray paint on dibond
22" x 28"
"Untitled (U #15)", 2019

"Untitled (U #15)", 2019
acrylic & spray paint on dibond
28" x 22"
"Untitled (U #16)", 2020

"Untitled (U #16)", 2020
acrylic & spray paint on dibond
22" x 28"
"Untitled (U #17)", 2019

"Untitled (U #17)", 2019
acrylic & spray paint on dibond
28" x 22"
"Untitled (U #18)", 2019

"Untitled (U #18)", 2019
acrylic & spray paint on dibond
28" x 22"
"Untitled (U #19)", 2020

"Untitled (U #19)", 2020
acrylic & spray paint on canvas
26" x 36"
"Untitled (U #20)", 2020

"Untitled (U #20)", 2020
acrylic & spray paint on dibond
30" x 24"
"Untitled (U #21)", 2020

"Untitled (U #21)", 2020
acrylic & spray paint on dibond
30" x 24"
"Untitled (U #22)", 2020

"Untitled (U #22)", 2020
acrylic & spray paint on dibond
24" x 30"
"Untitled (U #23)", 2020

"Untitled (U #23)", 2020
acrylic & spray paint on dibond
30" x 24"
"Untitled (U #24)", 2020

"Untitled (U #24)", 2020
acrylic & spray paint on canvas
24" x 36"
"Untitled (U #25)", 2021

"Untitled (U #25)", 2021
acrylic & spray paint on dibond
30" x 24"
"Untitled (U #26)", 2021

"Untitled (U #26)", 2021
acrylic & spray paint on canvas
36" x 36"
"Untitled (U #27)", 2020

"Untitled (U #27)", 2020
acrylic & spray paint on canvas
48" x 48"
"Untitled (U #28)", 2020

"Untitled (U #28)", 2020
acrylic & spray paint on canvas
48" x 68"
"Untitled (U #29)", 2020

"Untitled (U #29)", 2020
acrylic & spray paint on canvas
48" x 68"
"Untitled (U #30)", 2021

"Untitled (U #30)", 2021
acrylic & spray paint on dibond
30" x 24"
"Untitled (U #31)", 2021

"Untitled (U #31)", 2021
acrylic & spray paint on dibond
30" x 24"
"Untitled (U #32)", 2021

"Untitled (U #32)", 2021
acrylic & spray paint on dibond
24" x 30"
"Untitled (U #33)", 2021

"Untitled (U #33)", 2021
acrylic & spray paint on dibond
30" x 24"

 

UNDOING: In this series, most paintings start as non-objective images of color, shape and/or line. I then undo the composition by covering or burying most of the image with a field of black. These revisions leave remnant background elements in contrast with the black field that helps define and enhance its invasive presence. I’m drawn to the power and presence black can bring to a composition, its expressive possibilities and its visual heft. The black cover-up is a bold and imposing element, similar to a tag, which becomes the primary dynamic, transforming the work by reconstructing the composition entirely. Strong references to redaction and a brutal form of editing are implied. The black changes a generic abstract painting by wiping out most of what was there. This form of vandalism and the trace remnants of the now undone become the finished work. A commentary about the content or lack there of is an intentional implication. The act of undoing on its own is what carries the content and creates a visually engaging, transformed image.