I call my works Biomorphagrams. These lyrical constructions are the product of exploring two concepts simultaneously, the objectification of shadows and making a painting without physically painting.
In an effort to avoid using arbitrary shapes I began photographing pedestrians’ shadows and exploring the possibility of them, as objects. Ultimately, this investigation resulted in the twenty-one stylized forms that currently make up my Biomorphagram language.
Influenced by Cubism, Abstract Expressionism and taking cues from such artists as Henri Matisse, Francis Bacon and Salvador Dali; these lyrical constructions made of vintage *Chroma Rama paper and **dead-stock paint chip samples are my homage to the past, present and future of figurative abstract painting.
*Chroma Rama is an art paper produced in the 1960’s and 70’s. At the time of its manufacturing wet pigment/color was applied by silk-screen to a thin rag base paper. It is the most rare and high quality colored paper of its kind.
**Dead-stock paint chip samples — These large format chip samples, 18″ x 18″, were produced by Benjamin Moore in 2007 and discontinued in 2015. Though they “technically” still exist, they are extremely difficult to obtain.