Toxic Mimics. A show about substituted experience, the camera is painting
The artist states about his work: "Toxic Mimics is a show about substituted experience. Found images stand in for what's in my mind, and painting stands in for any real experience of that image. People are staging events for the camera, in this case the camera is painting. People are getting lost in a moment, as the image falls apart when filtered through my perspective. These are paintings of leisure, of people coming together. My interest in group portraiture extends to portraits of class fantasies. Snapshots of a fleeting world somewhere between pleasant dreams and abject reality. Embracing Impressionism as an early attempt of Western perspective to break from reality, and as the art of the middle class. The blurred distance of desire before technology."