I am a social realist artist, painting the zeitgeist through urban landscapes and contemporary portraiture. My ongoing body of work documents our digital society and the relationship we have with our personal technology.
My urban landscapes capture the spirit and identity of our fast-changing cities and reflect today’s societal narratives. I am interested in the interplay between the street, street art and passers-by on their phones.
My contemporary portraits focus on a person on their personal tech, with no context or detailed background, capturing our idiosyncratic relationships with the devices that dominate our lives.
I started these series in 2015 to hold a mirror up to our society and reflect the increasingly addictive relationship we have with personal technology. Seeing people connected to their devices 24/7 is so common that we don’t give it a second thought anymore. As the American writer, Henry Miller, puts it “What the painter sees he is duty-bound to share. Usually, he makes us see and feel what ordinarily we ignore or are immune to.”