“In an infinitely interconnected landscape
feelings of claustrophobia, alienation, and isolation run rampant.”
The visual language of the works in Density stem from my love for science-fiction film and expressionist painting. Each painting is an experimentation of various densities of physical mark making to indicate the density of population. By pushing dystopian landscapes into different realms of abstraction I hope to reveal the truth that we all can feel alone, even when we are all connected.
The paintings present densely populated cities whose inhabitants are encased in personal boxes. These boxes are stacked upon each other, with a window as the only indication of the person inside. While the windows glow with life, they are simplified to shape and color. The deliberate removal of the figure and material objects is an effort to have the viewer reflect on their place in a fictional world.
Furthermore, the window I am most interested in is that closest to the viewer. The vantage point of each piece tends to float somewhere in the middle, as if the painting is itself a window, allowing for the viewer to become one of the many.