is an American painter. He studied Painting at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He lives and works in Cincinnati, Ohio. He creates layers of information separated by literal layers of clear gloss medium. By compressing many layers together he references the simultaneousness of the virtual and look at creating works that are nonlinear abstractions of our everyday interactions with both the “virtual” and the “real”. He looks not to place a judgment on what is happening to our lives but rather explore the visual-scape of this world through means of abstraction calling upon the history of painting and seeing. He creates nonsensical structures that play with depth and perspective while referencing the devices that we use to view the virtual and calling onto the world of the physical. The paintings are composed of stenciled spray painted lines, collaged inkjet prints of both found and family photos, and layers of clear medium. He chooses to make paintings to explore this world because painting is one of the few artistic mediums that is nonlinear in that you are presented with all the information at once, simultaneously.
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