Another version of the motive of Chöd. This is my first figure painting in 6 years.
The second version of “Broken” and “Fixed” self-portraits I created as a part of my graduate art research. These two paintings are the creative bridge between my first self-portraits and the ink drawings I created for my m.a. art exhibition. I intentionally departed from the traditional representation of likeness in a search for a more abstract representation of a self.
Double portrait about racial identity.
Six stages of the process in creating a painting.
The first self-portraits I painted at the beginning of my graduate interdisciplinary study in philosophy and art at CSULB.
“Selfless” is a self-portrait that flickers between representation and abstraction, between self and no-self.
The theme of the diptych “Broken” and “Fixed” is that of trauma and recovery, and art making as a healing process. The titles are taken from the Nine Inch Nails‘ EPs “Broken” and “Fixed” featuring songs and remixes with the cheerful titles like “Help Me I Am in Hell” and “Happiness in Slavery.” Good ol’ times!
I later created more abstract version of these paintings as a part of my graduate art research.