The title for this piece, Paragon En Masse is composed as an image of fractured shards in a state of collapse. The fragments caught in movement invoke a sense of gravitational heaviness in movement. The title is meant to behold the irony of excellence of the highest level for everyone. A highly improbable ideology in […]
Indeed life it too short to repeat oneself and I believe that is important for my art as well. There is confusion sometimes with my artwork being a hybrid between painting and photography, that the photograms are copies or duplicates, just like photographs are from an original negative or digital file. Nope! Each piece […]
The conceptions of my art begins as large translucent paintings in a hard-edge minimalist style. Once the painting is done, the theater of light begins. The best way to control light is in total darkness. Using traditional photo-paper acting as my canvas. I roll out giant sheets of photo paper and lay the translucent […]
One of the elements I love about my work, is it leaves no trace of the artist. There’s no surface brushstrokes or impasto to project a sense of the artists state-of-mind. There’s just a slick, glossy-wet and seductive materiality across the surface that plays with our sense of unfamiliarity. There is the texture of paint, […]
The title for this piece “Supreme Delight” is inspired from the rye and middle-aged humor of novelist Phillip Roth in American Pastoral. “the supreme delight of the afternoon, is simply finding that you haven’t made it onto the “In Memoriam” page.” Indeed the simple things, found in the delight to still be alive and kicking. […]
“Richard Slechta’s “Boundary Value” is especially engaging because it evokes a sense of wonder besides its visual appeal. Geometric abstract forms and vigorous color come together resplendently in his work. But the image stands at the intersection of science and metaphysics, holding a bit of mystery. Created using light and pigment (no camera), his photograms […]
For many years, my artwork series teeter back-and-forth between high-key, white and airy collections and low-key, dark, inky and heavy collections, like this piece Variable Reentry. They each serve their own purpose, to uplift and investigate something deeper. One thing I’ve come to see in my work, is that dark doesn’t necessarily mean dark in […]
One of most important principles I keep in mind in the creative process, asking “is my art coming from a place of genuine intention founded in others?” Contrary to and probably shock to many, I don’t consider my artwork to be about me. I’m reminded by this daily, in a quote posted near my studio […]
I often get asked, what set me on the the path to become an artist? I imagine people expect to hear a story of natural born talent, with the glowing aura of ‘protege’. The truth is, I’m one of those odd-balls where I was really crystal clear on what I wanted to do with my life […]
The piece Boundary Value reminds me of the quote by Italian physicist, Carlo Rovelli “Reality is not as clear-cut as it seems.” Within this spiraling kaleidoscope-like geometric pattern, begins the adventure into perception.
If you enjoy art as much as I do, you probably have a mental list of artworks you want in your collection. I like to imagine those pieces that will simultaneously excite and complement the art and ideas that already fill my home. I see them as my Future Collection, as something that is a […]
Everything about Galvanized Imperfection points to the moments that immediately proceed. The halo of white light are a metaphysical counterpoint to the other artworks in this collection. Vibrating with potential energy, there is a hopeful sense that regardless of what could be anticipated, there is a perfection embedded in the readiness of time.
No matter how abstracted or non-representational the artwork veer towards, there are two forces that regularly pull our minds into the familiar; horizon and gravity. Rather than resists, I embrace them as elements that play with the dynamism of the action.
One of the driving questions I held during the creation of this collection was around the perils of uncontrollable uncertainty. This piece, Garden Variety Singularity is a prime example of this precarious state of accelerated motion. I’m reminded of the quote by race car driver, Mario Andretti, “If everything seems under control, you’re not going […]
I always enjoy seeing the perspective of curators and interior designers in how they choose to pair artworks together that builds on a common thread, further expanding the narrative. Enjoy the new release from the Precariously Bright Collection.
In the serene blue and purple blend into the dark hues of stillness set the environment to be suddenly disrupted by explosive force and cascading geometric debris. The title Reciprocal Ablation refers the cyclical nature of change and exchange.
I’m not sure if it’s the naivety of youth that allows our early influences to run the profoundly deepest. This was certainly true for me as a young artist and what propelled me to dedicate much of my life to the camera less photographic medium, the photogram. It was 1992, art school and I already […]
Villa di Donato, Napoli May 29 – June 10, 2019 Entering the 18th. century Villa di Donato, with candle light leading the way created a magical opening night into the Naples exhibit. Inside, the art exhibition came alive with a nod to both history and our contemporary moment. Perfectly juxtaposed for thematic exhibition, Edge of […]
Villa di Donato, Naples May 29 – June 10, 2019 It’s a pleasure to introduce my newest series ‘Ether of the Homeland’ for Summer 2019. This work is a look through the lens into the American Dream beheld by my immigrating family four generations ago and how it reflects onto our vision of the […]
The titled ‘Ablation Season’, is a period during which glaciers lose more mass than they gain; usually coincides with summer. It reminds me there are seasons of change for everything, nothing in life is static.