“Inner Workings”

(works from  1992-1997)


McAllen International Museum of Art and Science; McAllen, TX

 
“Pyrophoric”

(works from  1992-2004)


Yves Laroche gallery; Montreal, QC

 
“Looking for Love in all the Wrong 

Places”

(works from  2004-2006)


M Modern Gallery; Palm Springs CA

 
“Muses and Heroes”

(works from  2005-2008)


Irvine Contemporary; Washington, DC

 

My work reflects some of the early 20th century surrealists such as Max Ernst, Giorgio deChirico, and Paul Delvaux, and is an original creative fusion of classical figurative painting, surrealism, contemporary realism, and mythology combined with popular figurative traditions ranging from Victorian romanticism to science fiction.


I have always been drawn to the bizarre and unusual,  while maintaining a wide variety of interests, from the ridiculous and the absurd to the sacred and sublime, and all throughout these interests have encompassed ideological concerns about the environment and the impact of technology on society. In the late-80’s I began depicting mechanized subjects placed in natural settings, which acted as a nostalgic embrace of the past as seen through the lens of a culture racing forward at high speed, fitted with massive technological advancement. 


My paintings are meant to denounce or celebrate technology and the changes it either promises or threatens, as a projection of what we are becoming with both the appeal of the familiar and the jolt of where we are headed. By using “automatic” mechanical motifs instead of todays current digital trend, the principle of technology is more easily maintained against increasing miniaturization and the invisibility of electronics, remaining anchored firmly within our field of perception.


In more recent years, I have painted about philosophical observations on life which are drawn out of personal experience, and parlayed into an exploration of universal issues common to everyone. Using the original language of mechanism found throughout my work, I explore eternal aspects of the human condition while portraying a growing hybridization with technology despite our immutable human nature.  In this way I examine the new relationship between artificial enhancement of the body and daily life, combined with the primitive fundamentals of our human character.

“Vicissitudes”

(works from  2004-2005)


Cirque du Soleil

International Headquarters; Montreal, PQ

 

Projects, works, and various ephemera ....

“An Uncanny Lineup of Serendipitous Connections”

(works from  2008- 2009)


Joshua Liner gallery; New York, NY

 
“Playing with Fire”

(works from 2008-2010)


Michael Berger gallery; Pittsburgh, PA

 
(commercial and other works ...)
 
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“The Land of the Blind”

(works from 2011-2013)


Copro Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

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“Survol Intemporel”

(works from 2014-2016)


Matthew Namour gallery; Montreal, PQ