Portraits

Portraits

With these portraits I aim at creating a diverse, culturally-charged picture of the city, tailored by my personal experiences and encounters living in downtown SF. Part of what I do involves exploring cities asking strangers for their photo, which gets me out of my studio and focused on the great unknown. I place people in an intimate, personalized setting, surrounded by details of the city that are normally overlooked. While the subjects are painted individually, the series is meant to work as a harmonic group of paintings, reinforcing the idea that everyone adds a little bit of character to this city we call home. 

My painting process involves experimenting with composition and loose shapes, to integrate each background with their respective subject. I like painting loosely, aiming for quirky and wild use of color throughout the series and sometimes pairing it with spontaneous dots and bendy lines. I work fast and without drafts, but that keeps painting unpredictable and exciting.