PAINTINGS > IN THE TIME OF ALGORITHMS

 Blue Mountains dreaming
Acrylic paint on canvas
30" x 40"
2014
Green Mountains dreaming
Acrylic paint, ocean debris plastics on found Japanese screen
36" x 66"
2014
Resurrection
acrylic paint
2011
Pilgrimage to Godafloss
acrylic paint
2011

These paintings tell stories about culture and nature.

To start, I work with photographs taken by myself, by geologists working in the field or are from the Internet that depicts a sense of place.
The first painted photographic layer is then built like a topographic map; a graphic representation of cultural and natural features on the ground. Topographic maps, as they evolved, allowed nations to plan infrastructure and exploit native assets. The paintings in this section are topological in nature as well.

Into these dream-like landscapes, I place concrete and abstract images.
The term algorithms used here to describe my paintings refers to images that act as a road map –a how to- to get from one place to another. The distances that exist are unimportant. It is the connectivity between them that matters. Like all maps, it is a rendition - a best attempt at reflecting a current reality, recognizing that the map is not the landscape.