PAINTING & ILLUSTRATION
CURRENT PROJECT: Disappeared Worlds (2021)
Following archival traces, memories of familiar faces, documentary work, architecture, and photography, this project recreates haunting images of the disappeared worlds of the Soviet Union and communist Eastern Europe. The paintings in this series include reflections on the powerful mythology of authoritarian dictators, scenes of everyday life, and emblematic architectural landmarks of the era. In many ways, this is a personal project that traces and recreates images that are both strikingly intimate and familiar to me growing up in the aftermath of the collapse of this world and unsettling in their remoteness.