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The central theme that unites all my paintings examines the idea of tumultuous individual life experiences and how what feels and appears uniquely singular to one person actually represents only slight variations and the smallest degrees of separation through the looking glass of life. The "masks" and the accompanying identities we all assume depending on the life role we must play obstructs the conscious mind from acknowledging what truly unites us through the isolation and chaos: our shared encounters of pain, loss, desire, and longing for serenity and acceptance. The false facades we all manufacture to adapt and belong also renders most blind and lost in a world where the meaningless has somehow become meaningful and the idea of a shared honest self devoid of hidden agendas all too infrequent.

I focus on combining traditional oil painting techniques with surrealist symbolism to communicate the immediate and lasting impact of technological innovations on the human body and psyche. One recurring motif in my paintings often appears as the feminine form bearing the burdens of worldly grief and mistakes on her body bowing in resignation to a seemingly inevitable fate: the acquiescence of the corporeal state to the encroaching dominance of modern technologies conjoining itself like an apathetic demon of silicon and circuitry cursing more than fulfilling promises of beauty and comfort.

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DeathNoteMyselfeLost Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You might enjoy some things in my gallery, like Californication, or Dehumanization, or Total Control... 
DanielleIvanova Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I featured you in my journal Signature style feature. Keep up the awesome work and thanks for sharing it with us!
Thank you so much!
DanielleIvanova Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your style is very prominent. I just spam-faved your entire gallery and I will surely revisit it again. Your models seem like very fun to work with people. :aww:
ShelbiNikol Mar 26, 2014   Photographer
Your work is absolutely breathtaking!
lucius-phoenix Mar 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Your work is so exquisitely thought out and described and painted. In the old European style too. 
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