My work is largely inspired by the textures of the urban landscape, particularly graffiti. Texture in the city breathes and enigmatically shapes the environment where it appears. In my work on canvas, the textures become the subject matter as they form the life of the painting. I am also inspired by African stone carvings and the raw free expression of tribal arts which speak the language of spirit and ritual.
Largely influenced by both abstraction and Neo-Expressionism, particularly aspects related to spirituality and the subconscious. For me, these are the forces that create the painting rather then an impression or conscious ‘idea’. I prefer rather to let the painting be the process and the process be born out of life.
Born 1984, Durban, South Africa
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York
2013 Painting and Drawing Summer Program, NY Academy of Art, New York City
2008 – 2012 Continuing Education, School of Visual Arts, New York City
2002 – 2007 BA, Business and Philosophy, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana
2015 Islanders, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York City
2014 Out of Africa, Carnegie Hall Ubuntu: Arts of South Africa,
Anna Zorina Gallery, New York City
2014 Yankee Zulu, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York City
2016 Hawaii Swim 5.0, New Image Art, West Hollywood, California
2015 Summer on Chelsea-Élysées, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York City
2015 Awkward, KersGallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2014 Summer on Chelsea-Élysées, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York City
2013 Heart of Art, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York City