TELENOVELAS SUBURBIA SERIES
Telenovelas Suburbia: Episode One
60" X 48" oil on canvas CBN gallery
Telenovelas Suburbia: Episode Two
60" X 42" oil on canvas CBG gallery
Telenovelas Suburbia: Episode Three
60" X 42" oil on canvas CBN gallery
Telenovelas Suburbia: Episode Four
18" X 16 " Oil on canvas David & Schweitzer Gallery
Paratactic Morphine Samuel's Metamorphosis: Khuzami / Darren Bader Collaboration Sadie Coles HQ Lon
Oil on Canvas 40" X 30"
Ibis and The Man 18" X 18" Oil on canvas
In my recent series, Telenovelas Suburbia, shown in CBG gallery in Chelsea NYC this past September, I have created painted scenes of imaginary suburban homes by the use of 1950’s and 1960’s vintage dollhouses . What excites me is exploring socio-psychological taboos, societal foibles, and machinations from a voyeuristic perspective by use of the dollhouses. As lifelong collector of pop culture commodities, my work is inspired by vintage kitsch, which includes anime dolls, action figures, dollhouses, bodybuilding and vintage nudist magazines. I arrange pulp fiction inspired scenes within the tin walls of vintage dollhouses. Inspired by film noir, and the works of David Lynch, Wes Anderson and Todd Solondz, I enjoy staging, lighting, and photographing my cast of characters within the dollhouse sets. Next I distort the colors by computer and manipulate them one final time on canvas. In the end, I’m a painter and storyteller. I create painted stills from movies never made but influenced from the purgatory nature of suburbia, eccentric lovers, and my past marriage to natural bodybuilder.