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Synthesized Portraits
These portraits present a whimsical decay of brightly colored features morphing in and out of abstraction. The amalgamation of collage and expressive rendering are synthesized digitally to create a paradox between the questions "what is real” and “what is artifice"? These hybrids display a materialization of digital euphoria induced by the over-saturation of media in contemporary life, creating an existential crisis of false memories and experiences. The chaotic overtones of the work express a jumbled, warped state of mind relevant to its political message, while the mixed use of color and shape reflects how these feelings of social disillusionment can express themselves differently within individuals. By placing the central piece in the foreground, the work contrast moods of creativity and expression with the dull formations and colors in the background, forming a feeling of individual consciousness much like that experienced in today’s society.

The Pharmacist
Mixed Media
24x36
2016
The Gringo
Mixed Media
24x36
2016
The Gatherer
Mixed Media
24x36
2016
The Flirt
Mixed Media
24x36
2016
The Home Wrecker
Mixed Media
24x36
2016
The Soccer Player
Mixed Media
24x36
2016
The Noisy Neighbor
Mixed Media
24x36
2016
The Country Boy
Mixed Media
24x36
2016
The Racist Teacher
Mixed Media
24x36
2016
The Hieronymus Bosch Scholar
Mixed Media
24x36
2016
The Albacore Farmer
Mixed Media
24x36
2016
The Wheelchair Voyager
Mixed Media
24x36
2016