CEO SERIES | ARTIST STATEMENT

My paintings are about history, society, power and the abuse of power. They are about America, about the horrors inflicted on this earth by American imperialism. They are simultaneously about the will to transform that which appears immutable.

My protagonists adapt and mutate to a deadened world, polluted and destroyed beyond comprehension. They are not necessarily present in every painting; even in their corporeal absence, the perpetrators of catastrophe and madness shirk in fear of their potential appearance.

I am compelled as I paint to expose as vividly as I can the underside of power: the absurdity, the obesity, the impotence; and then the utter blindness on the part of the rulers to the remarkable realm of human capacity. All of this I want to expose bare-naked and glaring in its startling clarity.

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