I’ve been an abstract painter for over three decades. My work is informed by various art, from African Kongo fetishes to Tantric paintings to German Romanticism. Improvisation within a thematic framework is the foundation of my pictorial approach. The foremost formal discipline in my studio practice mirrors Miles Davis famous dictum, ‘Don’t play what you know, play what you don’t know.’

I transmute raw materials to stimulate reflection on the human condition. I am driven by the necessity to re-humanize a culture transfixed by celebrity and enamored of designer brands.

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