This series of paintings (large diptychs on canvas and small works on board) explore the layers of meaning embodied in the shapes, forms and textures of urban surfaces.
The alienating, high-tech world of the urban West in the 21st millennium is one of disturbing paradoxes. We live in a world where peoples’ lives are materially and shamelessly exposed by a profit-driven media for voyeuristic consumption by the masses. The Big Brother of reality television shows, tabloid news and infotainment presents a slick, superficial world in which all is displayed—yet little is truly revealed.
Sections of walls expose crumbling layers of old paint like the multitude of lives and lifetimes hidden behind them. Windows tempt us to look inside, yet coldly reflect our image back to us—they reveal only shadows of the private worlds veiled beyond the glass.