DON'T HAVE THE TIME FOR ANOTHER LIE
Acrylic and oil on canvas
16" x 14” x 1" unframed
My work explores mythological desire and queer melancholy. Images of the Hero, the idealized form of strength and beauty, highlight the impossibility of attaining otherworldly levels of perfection. I construct portals to an idyllic paradise. This intricate picture plane has contradicting layers of depth and flatness to imitate electronic environments. The allusion to early interpretations of cyberspace arouses an alluring sense of nostalgia. Conceptually, the paintings celebrate intimacy and a tender masculinity. Hyper masculine images are manipulated to appear sensitive and emotive. This conceptual thread of longing and tragedy mirrors the melodrama of ancient legends.