JUXTAPOZ: Archaic Ornaments

"How did you arrive at your unique visual style? were there any events/epiphanies/experiments that stick out?

I was designing a poster a few years ago and started researching late 19th century letterpress printing for inspiration. I got really into the old ornaments and started rendering variations of them in ink to use in the design. Next I started incorporating them into backgrounds for paintings and have continued to experiment with fusing the graphic elements of letterpress design with classical painting in new ways. Most of the content in my work is rooted in my fascination with history. Over the past couple of years I’ve been exploring abandoned urban structures in the NYC area. Finding beauty in the degradation became a primary aspect of my paintings as a result of visiting these sites."

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