I learn about myself through examining my memories about my surroundings. My mind confuses me of how I remember and how I feel about a place—a place that I can see and touch; a place that is in the past and a place that is in the present. The place I am trying to remember is reconstructed as soon as I attempt to visualize it in a painting. I pick up pieces of new information and revisit my memory, going back and forth, to construct a place through painting and to do it justice. Incorporating general rules such as how light hits a wall, how a wall interrupts movement, how a movement is guided by interior structure, I try to make a painting as an architect tries to build a house. On the two-dimensional picture plane of my work, the visual interaction can be expanded to trigger an experience in which the viewer and myself both try to see, to understand, and to remember.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Bachelor of Arts, 2018