I studied art in Grad School where I received a MA in Photography and Video Art.
I was a child of the 60s, a teenager of the 70s. I think the first artwork that captivated me as a child was Hans Hoffman's painting Yellow Burst, soon to be followed by Van Goghs Sunflowers. I guess I was drawn to the thick Impasto paint.
My current artwork explores the power pictures and images to manipulate, seduce, persuade or coerce an audience regarding a given subject or issue. Im pleased by the success of Shepard Fairey in selling overtly political art which seems to concern the same issues as my own work presented as darkly ironic propaganda.
However, Im also interested in the power of beauty and aesthetics to seduce or positively persuade an audience in pictures that are visually charged with beauty, color and energy as well as irony that is more playful and fun.To that end I am most influenced in visual style by artists like: Peter Max, Andy Warhol, and Keith Haring.
Please offer me your thoughts on this work, or to request a special piece or commission, to inquire about original photographs, what you might like to see, subjects of interest, suggestions, complaints, and so on!
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