My work is about income and wealth inequality. They are based on found graphics and data from online and print media, and are vivid pictures of the financial stresses of our times—of increasing income and wealth inequality, of rising debt, of corporate malfeasance. In bold colors, the paintings are attractive, even cheerful, but they reflect an unsettling reality.
My paintings look abstract. They reference hard-edge geometric abstraction, abstract expressionism, minimalism. In fact, however, the paintings are data-driven and period-specific rather than transcendent. Beyond self-expressive, they depict what’s happening in millions of people’s lives. They embrace Pop Art tactics of found imagery and bright colors, but the source material is unpopular rather than popular media, and they portray the economic and financial conditions roiling our times.