paintings 2017-2019 – luminous geometry/outrageous and unexpected beauty

in the end, paintings are meant to be felt through the eyes. to be seen. to be gazed at. to be stared at. the endgame is unexpected and outrageous beauty. my work is about formal things that concern painting itself. questions of color, scale, proportion, relationships, and especially contrast. i’m most interested in evoking emotional reactions to the interaction of colors. ideally, paintings are encountered much as we encounter nature. why shouldn’t our experience of a painting be much like our reaction to coming across a lush meadow, a windblown beach, an impending storm, or a dense jungle? you shouldn’t need a big block of text to explain what you’re looking at. you either connect with it or you don’t.

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amarah • 88” x 32” • acrylic/canvas • 2019

amarah • 88” x 32” • acrylic/canvas • 2019

bonurata 84” x 38” • 2019 • acrylic/canvas

bonurata 84” x 38” • 2019 • acrylic/canvas

talara 66” x 82” • 2019 • acrylic/canvas

talara 66” x 82” • 2019 • acrylic/canvas

matala • 68” x 78” • 2019 • acrylic/canvas

matala • 68” x 78” • 2019 • acrylic/canvas

nara • 64” x 76” • 2019 • acrylic/canvas

nara • 64” x 76” • 2019 • acrylic/canvas

kakinada • &2” x 108” • 2019 • acrylic/canvas

kakinada • &2” x 108” • 2019 • acrylic/canvas

satara • 80” x 72” • 2019 • acrylic/canvas

satara • 80” x 72” • 2019 • acrylic/canvas

nyala • 68” x 120” • 2018 • acrylic/canvas

nyala • 68” x 120” • 2018 • acrylic/canvas

arzano • 84" x 52" • acrylic/canvas • 2018

arzano • 84" x 52" • acrylic/canvas • 2018

nakuru • 84" x 56" • acrylic/canvas • 2018

nakuru • 84" x 56" • acrylic/canvas • 2018

madaba • 80" x 72" • acrylic/canvas • 2018

madaba • 80" x 72" • acrylic/canvas • 2018

grendel's den • 80" x 72" acrylic/canvas • 2018

grendel's den • 80" x 72" acrylic/canvas • 2018

monanza • 86 x 56 • acrylic/canvas • 2018

monanza • 86 x 56 • acrylic/canvas • 2018

purgatora • 68" x 120" • acrylic/canvas • 2017

purgatora • 68" x 120" • acrylic/canvas • 2017

abadan 72" x 108" • acrylic/canvas • 2017

abadan 72" x 108" • acrylic/canvas • 2017

aurora • 72" x 108" • acrylic/canvas • 2017 • PRIVATE COLLECTION

aurora • 72" x 108" • acrylic/canvas • 2017 • PRIVATE COLLECTION

harama • 50" x 76" • acrylic/canvas • 2017

harama • 50" x 76" • acrylic/canvas • 2017

veraval • 54" x 80" • acrylic/canvas • 2017

veraval • 54" x 80" • acrylic/canvas • 2017

minab • 38" x 84" • acrylic/canvas • 2017

minab • 38" x 84" • acrylic/canvas • 2017

duala • 60" x 96" • acrylic/canvas • 2017

duala • 60" x 96" • acrylic/canvas • 2017

darzab • 60" x 96" • acrylic/canvas • 2017

darzab • 60" x 96" • acrylic/canvas • 2017

abaco • 72" x 60" • acrylic/canvas • 2017 •  PRIVATE COLLECTION

abaco • 72" x 60" • acrylic/canvas • 2017 • PRIVATE COLLECTION

portal #1 • 56" x 84" • acrylic/canvas • 2017

portal #1 • 56" x 84" • acrylic/canvas • 2017

shimoga • 60" x 66" • acrylic/canvas • 2017

shimoga • 60" x 66" • acrylic/canvas • 2017

mashhad • 62" x 120" • acrylic/canvas • 2017

mashhad • 62" x 120" • acrylic/canvas • 2017

accabonic • 34" by 92" • acrylic/canvas • 2017 - PRIVATE COLLECTION

accabonic • 34" by 92" • acrylic/canvas • 2017 - PRIVATE COLLECTION

sayat • 30" x 82" • acrylic/canvas • 2017

sayat • 30" x 82" • acrylic/canvas • 2017