THE URBAN LIFE/NEW YORK
The themes of the paintings have for some years been about the urban, bustling life in the city, where I observe people walking past – people on their way to work, people running short of time, lonely people, on the subway, at a street corner in Harlem, or in a café in East Village. Some people living in the shadows, while others are on the sunny side of the road.
Titles from Simon & Garfunkel music/lyrics
The work is a visual analysis of religious faith within the context of the modern forces of technology, science and secularism. The series plays with narrative and religious iconography in order to communicate how organized belief has become twisted within a global framework driven by consumerism and greed. The project challenges the viewer — religious or secular — to embark on a journey of self-reflection as they contemplate the relevance of dogma in modernity.