CLOSER LOOK

In this body of work I explored the use of the Japanese Fukinuki Yatai technique of painting, which literally means "blown off roof". The roof of buildings are removed to provide a glimpse into the interior from above; by removing the roof, the artist allows the viewer a peek into a private scene, inducing a sense of voyeurism. I also explored using the Emaki technique, which takes the format of illustrated hand scrolls to depict literary classics; The Tale of Genji is Japan's most famous example of this technique. Both terms were coined during the Heian period, a period of "calm and tranquility in Japan. In my own work I chose to depict narrative scenes, utilizing both techniques, however, using contents of aggression, struggle, devastation, chaos and personal turmoil. 

STRUGGLE

acrylic on paper

30" x 22"

2012

HAPPY FAMILY #1

acrylic on paper

30" x 22"

2012​

HAPPY FAMILY #2

acrylic on paper

30" x 22"

2012