/ art & illustration
Purge is a three part Surrealist piece based on the concept of falling. Through the different dimensions of her journey, it is only in space where she finds her humanity, discovering her gravity and her “anchor”.
Purge is a statement on the corruption of contemporary society, the obsession with the individual, and our search for sanctity.
It is only in the stars and in the great unknown where our true humanity, our true self, lies.
Medium: Watercolour, Pencil Crayon, Soft Pastel, Acrylic
Dimensions: 11.6’’ x 11’’
STEVE, 1940 (2016)
Captain America is the subject of my Chuck Close-inspired painting. Steve, 1940 depicts an honest and courageous man who has been called the underdog, patriot, hero, captain, and vigilante by the very country he sacrificed everything for.
The values that made him Captain America (as Steve Rogers) in 1941 still continue to exist even when the country he fights for no longer shares the same values, making him an enigmatic and tragic hero.
Steve Rogers exemplifies the loyalty, courage, and selflessness that the world he defends could only dream of.
Medium: Acrylic on wooden panel board
Dimensions: 48’’ x 24’’ (4 feet x 2 feet)
/ other work
THE PEASANT'S THRONE
This painting of comic book slave Princess Leia was one after studying the styles of modern American artist Roy Lichtenstein and Morris Louis to create my own modern art piece addressing the destructive sexualization of women in pop culture. Peasant’s depicts this naked reality where the subject is vulnerably positioned on feathery strokes of paint.
Medium: Acrylic and Fine Point marker on canvas
Dimensions: 16’’ x 20’’
This body of work focusses on the inherent desire for freedom and the struggle to realize the true self. This work explroes the psychological barriers of the body that are tied to temptation, redemption, regret, and desire.
Medium: Graphite pencil on Paper
Dimensions: 14’’ x 17’’
Darkness Visible is a paradox within a paradox, commenting on the worsening environmental degredation as a result of industrialization. In this contemporary concrete jungle, the parrot is an omen to the ignorance and lack of alertness to the burgeoning severity of this manufactured “perfect paradise”.
Medium: Soft pastel, graphite pencil, pencil crayon
Dimensions: 11’’ x 17.5’’
Original Photo of “Dusty the Parrot” by Chara Ho.