Dangerous Land . 2011 – 2012
The large scale and heavily textured abstract-expressionist paintings and installations that compose the series “Dangerous Land” are my response to environmental and social worldwide contemporary issues. This body of work suggests an unstable land in danger of disappearing. It is intended to trigger introspection and to create awareness about the consequences of global warming, globalization and other consequences of human behavior and the concomitant natural disasters which extinguish life and nature. If we don’t do anything to change our behavior, these images will be our destiny.
In this ongoing project, I make reference to Biblical passages, classical literature, modern poetry, and other literary works as they influence my art. The materials I’m using in this series of paintings and installations are liquid and powder pigments in raw, various acrylic mediums, emulsion, carbon, recycled rubber and glass, urethane and stainless steel among many others.