This work is an abstract art associated with Pittura Metafisica, or Metaphysical Painting. It may be understood as an aesthetic structuralism, that is archetypal and at times involves the Jungian archetype. It is a ‘low’ or abyssal, dionysian abstraction. In a general sense, this work originated from an interest in bringing the dionysian into graphic, perspectival, and figurative work. It is related to abstract surrealism and metarealism, but emphasises the particular abstraction and formal interests of the metaphysical painters. An essence or immanence is brought about, a schematic infinity, which I understand through the tragic, shadow, and withdrawal.
1998 Nexus Exhibition, group exhibition, Downey Museum of Art, Downey, California.
1997 Homecoming Exhibition, group exhibition, Sarah Bain Gallery, Fullerton, California.
1996 Small Sacrifices, group exhibition,, Sarah Bain Gallery, Fullerton, California.
1995 Gallery Artists Christmas Exhibition, Sarah Bain Gallery, Fullerton, California.
1995 Untitled, Untethered, Christies auction, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California.
1995 Solo Exhibition, Gallery 57, Fullerton, California.
The Peacock’s Egg, Mandrake of Oxford, 208PP (Oxon: 2013).
Anatomy of Light & Dionysian Aesthetics, Troubador Publishing Ltd., Imprint: Matador, 340PP (Leicester: 2013).
An Approach to Metaphysical Painting (forthcoming book).
Nietzsche and de Chirico: Images of the Aidôs, 10th Annual Conference of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society, Warwick University, Coventry, September 2002.
MA Painting (distinction), The Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, 1998.
BA Painting, San Francisco State University, 1993.