Oil on canvas, 60″ x 48″, 2014
from the Phantom Galleries + Cinequest Film Festival Live Art Contest, March 2014
About This Painting:
I felt that the ‘Connect’ theme of Cinequest this year–where I created this piece I call Connection–fit nicely into my style of painting. As a sort of synthesis between Rembrandt’s sensitivity to the human spirit and the Surrealists’ explorations of the subconscious and the imagination, my work focuses on investigating the human psyche by finding strange and playful combinations that consist of elements of the human figure and objects whose symbolisms are universally ambiguous and enigmatic. As is typical of much of my work, this painting expresses the often subtle complexities that constitute relationships between humans.