ARTIST STATEMENT: I create works that are mainly concerned with my personal observations about the urban life experience. Through living in several metropolitan areas I have witnessed many aspects unique to residing in such settings, such as a sense of crowded loneliness and the resulting psychological distance between people in close physical proximity. As an international artist now living in New York City, I often feel helpless and stressful due to the cultural differences, the towering buildings, and the immense amount of neighbors I share this city with. Therefore, I often see a wall, both metaphorically as well as literally blocking me from the outside world.
In my work I minimize the cityscape to simple geometric forms to present how I see the urban environment and the relationship between its people, its spaces, and its structures. I work both two and three-dimensionally and experiment with different media and art forms to vary the impact of each piece. My goal in creating art is to allow a viewer the opportunity to observe contemporary social constructs from a distance, providing them with a new perspective.