Vanity Pop Collection
My signature painting style, Vanity Pop, fuses elements of photorealism, cubism and fashion design into vibrant, abstract portraits. Vanity Pop is a celebration of beauty, fashion, personal identity, luxury, excess, insecurities and vulnerability. With this foundation, my portraits become a visual dialogue on the male gaze, it's impact on pop culture and consumerism and ultimately how they impact people, as well as our beauty standards. As emotional, flawed beings we wear multiple layers in the pursuit of acceptance. I juxtapose my paintings in that same fashion. Like a cosmetic surgeon, I methodically stitch the "perfect" features together, bringing my ideas to life. I use personal & found imagery in my portraits while adorning my muses in luxury brands or patterns. Although my work mimics collage or mixed-media, each piece is meticulously hand-painted to blur the boundaries between perception and reality. By juxtaposing my subjects with diverse “perfect” features, my work speaks to the fragmentation within us all as we strive for acceptance in a world full of unrealistic standards. In essence, my art is a mirror, reflecting the surreal, superficial world we live in.