I make mixed-media pictures, which I refer to as Neo-Urban Expressionism. The work has been compared with key artists of the 20th century - Jasper Johns, Rauschenberg & Warhol. My objective is to create a relationship to contemporary culture and the world around by forging a new visual language using familiar information which provides “suggestion” that allows for flow of context and intent. N.U.E. offers sociocultural comments that lay at the intersections of Street Art, Graffiti, Art Washing & Contemporary Art. My specific interest lies with the social conversation my work sparks, by exploring urban decay and renewal, through the multi-hued filter of gentrification, industrial scars, vandalized mark making and commercialism that is a part of the everyday experience living in Los Angeles.
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