Originally, the theme of purgatory was a cerebral concept. However, during the pandemic, I became a character inside what was once a distant concept. The purgatory, very apparently, became my immediate reality. My direct affiliation motivated me to add figures to the picture plane. I’ve been experimenting with figures ever since.
My preferred reading: Crime and Punishment, Notes from Underground, 1Q84, Metamorphosis, The Castle, Devil in the White City, American Psycho, Don Quixote, etc. Favorite Artists: Magritte, Piero della Francesca, Mark Manders, Fischli & Weiss, Kerry James Marshall, Dominique Fung, Jasper Johns, Hokusai, Nam June Paik, Hiroshi Sugimoto, William Kentridge, Kathe Kollwitz.