Abduction series is concerned with the idea that while humanity is absorbed in political, material and interpersonal squabbles, the planet is coming perilously close to the limit of its resources. That we, with all our possessions, ambitions, passions and complications, are nothing more than a grain of dust, a blink in god’s eye. It is an appeal to shift from our small minded point of view and re-define our values from a cosmic perspective.
My work is influenced by a tradition of expressive figurative painting starting from Michelangelo, to Caravaggio, Gericault and Lucien Freud. I am seeking to create images which are imposing, imperative, even aggressive – this is not an invitation to quiet contemplation, but an abduction to a place where the only option is to face reality, the point in space and time, where we cannot look the other way, as there is no other way to look.
To watch the interview on Abduction during its 2014 exhibition in Miami click here