Convenience, repetition and mass-production have become necessities due to an ever-expanding population and fast paced lifestyles. Our throwaway society relies on plastic water bottles and containers, aluminum cans, cardboard boxes and excess packaging materials to keep things fast and cheap. These items are consistently encountered in our everyday surroundings and have become nearly invisible to most eyes.
As a painter, I find the experience of viewing this material within our environment as a sort of urban formalism. Yet instead of using a paintbrush, the deconstructed element of the detritus becomes my medium. I use these cast-off materials like a mathematical and scientific form originating from the natural world, with a sophisticated urban formalist language. Transforming it into a structure with an expressive spatial growth pattern and evoking a nature/industrial-techno continuum. This formulates interplay between the visual properties supplied by the object (i.e. everyday environmental materials) and the person observing it. An experience that the viewer often attempts to distinguish between adequate and inadequate conceptions of reality.
The practice of artistic truth, quite often my plot, is designed to be an accumulation of mental and formal experiments. Not a copy of what exists, but a portrayal of the typicality of our contemporary society's cast-offs in either its developed or potential form.