The overarching goal of my work is to anthropologically observe and document pop cultural zeitgeists that reveal how we as a society utilize, reject, and abuse one of the greatest tools of our generation, the Internet.
The FOMO series is characterized by abstract paintings that describe the Fear Of Missing Out, a contemporary phenomenon associated with a mental state of dysphoria triggered when engaging with social media. These paintings meditate on a frantic psyche and consider portraiture through the viewpoint of a smartphone gazing out towards its unsuspecting user. Hyper-saturated colors are sourced directly from consumer culture and advertisements. Repeating ovoid forms abstractly allude to eyes or a mask and ambiguously refer to selfie culture and emojis.
Through this body of work I focus on translating observable patterns of behavior and attempt to describe a failure to cast off the physicality of human nature in a virtual realm.