I create works that interact and enhance the relationship between the painted subject and the public through the theme of perspective, illusion and the gaze. A reoccurring motif in the majority of my works is the theme of truth and illusion; this is presented through three-dimensional spaces and complimented with the Chiaroscuro effect. The goal is to create paintings that present the context of my work in an engaging manner; be it how the work is physically presented or how the painted subjects gaze interacts with the viewer - therefore almost involving the audience in a social experiment. The circular (Tondo) structure to my works gains inspiration from 16th Century miniature portraits where their importance of the subject’s identity and cultural significance, reflects the argument that not all visual representation of subjects are physically true. The technique of ‘Arte Útil’ (active art) is the driving force to my works as audience involvement and active learning is what makes artwork in my opinion successful. Just ike in quantum physics, I strive for the observer to influence the observed.
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