Solo exhibition "Rise of Entropy" @ Sarah Gormley Gallery, July 1st 2021
Creating work by pulling vivid pictures from my head and following my train of thought; Full blown war scenes, to a made up still life, a portrait made from weird shapes and line work, or practicing a new pose for my character. I am always looking to create the next new idea for myself.
While I love painting, drawing is a crucial part of my process in which I sink into my thoughts and "let my pen do the work". While I like to make things from nothing and enjoy the process of painting, I also reference drawings or thumbnail sketches to start. Finding the piece from a black and white sketch to a full color painting allows for many additions and revisions along the way which is always a fun process.
I have an interest in maintaining two different but similar styles with my work. A lot of my red & white striped shirt characters are a reference to myself and my way of telling stories about me and my big ideas. Working in 2 styles is one key to my drive in art, one often relieves the other and allows ideas to simmer while I switch and continue on other ideas. I accredit much of my other pieces to graffiti. The motions of form and creating strong compositions with wild style like structures and breaks - using my character as the base, rather than a word.
The use of "SOLE" originates from the graffiti name I chose in elementary school - Now an identity for my work. Used now as a reflection tool for myself to understand everyone has a uniqueness.