PACIFIC TIME L.A. (in progress)
PACIFIC TIME L.A. (in progress)
"DESIGNER BABY WORSHIPING DASEIN" 138 cm x 86 cm. Oil on bevel edged canvas. 2018.
"DESIGNER BABY WORSHIPING DASEIN" 138 cm x 86 cm. Oil on bevel edged canvas. 2018.
CRUSHING CHANGE. oil on canvas. 2018.
CRUSHING CHANGE. oil on canvas. 2018.
IDENTITY CRISIS IN L.A. 75" x 51". Oil on canvas. 2017.
IDENTITY CRISIS IN L.A. 75" x 51". Oil on canvas. 2017.
FIERCE L.A. BITCH. 138 cm x 86 cm. Oil on canvas. 2017
FIERCE L.A. BITCH. 138 cm x 86 cm. Oil on canvas. 2017
WEST HOLLYWOOD APHRODITE. 241 cm x 147 cm. Oil on canvas. 2017.
WEST HOLLYWOOD APHRODITE. 241 cm x 147 cm. Oil on canvas. 2017.
COGNITIVE DISTORTIONS. 50" x 38". Oil on canvas. 2017.
COGNITIVE DISTORTIONS. 50" x 38". Oil on canvas. 2017.
SOFTING A SYNC INTO VERTICAL TIME. 48" x 60". Oil on canvas. 2016.
SOFTING A SYNC INTO VERTICAL TIME. 48" x 60". Oil on canvas. 2016.
APHRODITE'S DALLIANCE WITH ARES. 138 cm x 86 cm. Oil on canvas. 2016.
APHRODITE'S DALLIANCE WITH ARES. 138 cm x 86 cm. Oil on canvas. 2016.
DIONYSIAN SENTIENT AND SPIRIT OF WIND. 48" x 72". Oil on canvas. 2016.
DIONYSIAN SENTIENT AND SPIRIT OF WIND. 48" x 72". Oil on canvas. 2016.
EMULSIFIED CAUTIOUSNESS AND BITCH IGNITION. 48" x 72". Oil on canvas. 2016.
EMULSIFIED CAUTIOUSNESS AND BITCH IGNITION. 48" x 72". Oil on canvas. 2016.
GOI CUON AND FISH SAUCE. 72" x 48". Oil on canvas. 2016.
GOI CUON AND FISH SAUCE. 72" x 48". Oil on canvas. 2016.
LAND LORD IN LEMON YELLOW. 86" x 62". Oil on canvas. 2015.
LAND LORD IN LEMON YELLOW. 86" x 62". Oil on canvas. 2015.
I HAVE NOT BEEN TO PARADISE. 74" x 50". Oil on canvas. 2015.
I HAVE NOT BEEN TO PARADISE. 74" x 50". Oil on canvas. 2015.
PACIFIC TIME L.A. (in progress)
PACIFIC TIME L.A. (in progress)California Decadence.
"DESIGNER BABY WORSHIPING DASEIN" 138 cm x 86 cm. Oil on bevel edged canvas. 2018.
"DESIGNER BABY WORSHIPING DASEIN" 138 cm x 86 cm. Oil on bevel edged canvas. 2018.
CRUSHING CHANGE. oil on canvas. 2018.
CRUSHING CHANGE. oil on canvas. 2018.
IDENTITY CRISIS IN L.A. 75" x 51". Oil on canvas. 2017.
IDENTITY CRISIS IN L.A. 75" x 51". Oil on canvas. 2017.The image was created towards the end of the first shoot in the penthouse bedroom of the Mondrian, L.A. The shoot was a failure, and a breathtaking sense of identity loss had washed itself all over the room. Between the awkward cramped space created by the greed of over-used design, and the cost of time at $450 per hour, this shot depicts a total meltdown at the magnitude of Icarus. 
FIERCE L.A. BITCH. 138 cm x 86 cm. Oil on canvas. 2017
FIERCE L.A. BITCH. 138 cm x 86 cm. Oil on canvas. 2017Penthouse balcony, Mondrian Los Angeles California. Vagina chair. Los Angeles Basin landscape. Late afternoon. Early Spring light. Athena Nike toe strap. 
WEST HOLLYWOOD APHRODITE. 241 cm x 147 cm. Oil on canvas. 2017.
WEST HOLLYWOOD APHRODITE. 241 cm x 147 cm. Oil on canvas. 2017. Appropriation of Kneeling Aphrodite flanking the entrance to Casa Casaurina, Miami Beach, Florida. The bronze sculpture was created by Vuc Vuchinich in 1928, and marks the spot of the assassination of Giani Versace, July 15, 1997. This painting is a commemoration of that shifty culture that made Miami Beach a magical place in the 1990's. It relates to the Mondrian, in West Hollywood, because of Ian Schrager's connection between Miami Beach and the Mondrian in West Hollywood. It's a symbol of death, love, voyeurism, and anchors itself in The Odyssey, by Homer, c. 1500 b.c. While Artemus was bathing in the woods, and surrounded by her nymphs washing her hair, Acteon was spying on her as she was bathing. He was accompanied by his hounds. As a result, the goddess turned Acteon into a stag. This resulted in him being hunted and devoured by his own dogs. This painting transcends all of that. 
COGNITIVE DISTORTIONS. 50" x 38". Oil on canvas. 2017.
COGNITIVE DISTORTIONS. 50" x 38". Oil on canvas. 2017. Self portrait in front of mirror. The figure's missing left arm is actually the figure's right arm, but is reversed in the physics of a mirror. It is missing in this portrait because the missing arm is constantly moving. It is the painting arm, and therefore couldn't be rendered. Moreover, 300 pushups were accomplished before the form of the chest was rendered.
SOFTING A SYNC INTO VERTICAL TIME. 48" x 60". Oil on canvas. 2016.
SOFTING A SYNC INTO VERTICAL TIME. 48" x 60". Oil on canvas. 2016.
APHRODITE'S DALLIANCE WITH ARES. 138 cm x 86 cm. Oil on canvas. 2016.
APHRODITE'S DALLIANCE WITH ARES. 138 cm x 86 cm. Oil on canvas. 2016. Book V. of The Odyssey. Hesphaestus, Greek god of fire, discovers his wife, Aphrodite, Greek goddess of love, is having an affair in his bed with Ares, Greek god of war. As a result, Hesphaestus booby-traps his wedding bed with brass springs. Aphrodite and Ares become ensnared in the trap. Aphrodite likes it. Ares is not at ease with it. 
DIONYSIAN SENTIENT AND SPIRIT OF WIND. 48" x 72". Oil on canvas. 2016.
DIONYSIAN SENTIENT AND SPIRIT OF WIND. 48" x 72". Oil on canvas. 2016. Personal work. Friend with alcohol dependency. 
EMULSIFIED CAUTIOUSNESS AND BITCH IGNITION. 48" x 72". Oil on canvas. 2016.
EMULSIFIED CAUTIOUSNESS AND BITCH IGNITION. 48" x 72". Oil on canvas. 2016. This was an informal attempt to render a complex geometric composition. The problem, however, is the boxy American format. It is not an organic rectangle. As a result, the figures do not fall onto a dynamic proportional grid. This European system is naturally pleasing to the eye. The American system is too inert. Moreover, I asked the models to convey a classical calm expression. A relaxed face with a thoughtful attitude, but I think they're showing their psychological anxiety instead. The female figure, my former manager, thought she should hide her face. I asked her to push back into space, like Ariadne in Ariadne and Bacchus in Titian's masterpiece. 
GOI CUON AND FISH SAUCE. 72" x 48". Oil on canvas. 2016.
GOI CUON AND FISH SAUCE. 72" x 48". Oil on canvas. 2016. Interpretation of Mantegna's "Dead Christ". 
LAND LORD IN LEMON YELLOW. 86" x 62". Oil on canvas. 2015.
LAND LORD IN LEMON YELLOW. 86" x 62". Oil on canvas. 2015.
I HAVE NOT BEEN TO PARADISE. 74" x 50". Oil on canvas. 2015.
I HAVE NOT BEEN TO PARADISE. 74" x 50". Oil on canvas. 2015.
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