Faces – Dialogue X.10.A, 2015
Acrylic and pastel on paper
30 × 22 inches (76.2 × 55.8 cm)

As a global citizen and student of diverse cultures, societies, and communities I have been closely observing with an intent to collect the common denominators that define our human being, hypostasis, and interaction.

The three denominators that define the core elements of my cosmos are “Kinesis”, “Emotion” and “Structure”.

  • Kinesis: The eternal movement, that connects and divides, reveals and hides, elevates and diminishes, is present to all of one’s actions and their respective reactions.
  • Emotion: The primary force that connects the psyche and mind manifests itself primarily through physical expressions and through the senses.
  • Structure: The arrangement and the relation between synchronous (patterns) or asynchronous (abstraction) parts, elements, and functions drives our understanding of our logical, physical, and human environments.

The combination of these denominators, as the cornerstone of my art, gave birth to a "Face": A face – devoid from its natural structure and hypostasis – that disregards geometry and aesthetics, consists of simple lines, and becomes the balance element of utopian, time-less, form-less, and shape-less environment.

The Face in my art visualizes a two-dimensional emotions communicator, a he/she/they human entity governed by kinesis, a simplified structure that stands above restrictions, rules, and canons.
The Face reveals the limitations of our human nature but stands witness to what is feasible when ideas, perspectives, and structures are set free.
The Face captures our common memories of hope and our physical and emotional journeys.

In my work, which for now I keep strictly to painting, I choose to experiment with colors’ extravagant contradictions and techniques such as action painting, graffiti and calligraphy. I draw inspiration primarily from the work of cubists, surrealists, abstract expressionists, neo-expressionists, and pop-art artists.

I organize my artwork in Studies, Dialogues, Compositions, Forms, and Utopias, which allows me to think structurally about my subject matter and projects and at the same time enables a conversation among the works.