2010-2011  Drawings

Deer
Deer

27x39(cm) 10.6x15.3(inches) enamel on kent paper Click the image to remove the gradation

Lion
Lion

78x54(cm) 30.7x21.2(inch) enamel on kent paper Click the image to remove the gradation

Anthelope
Anthelope

54x78(cm) 21.2x30.7(inch) enamel on kent paper Click the image to remove the gradation

Body #1
Body #1

54x39(cm) 21.2x15.3(inch) enamel on paper Click the image to remove the gradation

Body#2
Body#2

54x39(cm) 21.2x15.3(inch) enamel on paper Click the image to remove the gradation

Body #3
Body #3

54x39(cm) 21.2x15.3(inch) enamel on paper Click the image to remove the gradation

Deer
Deer

39x54(cm) 15.3x21.2(inch) enamel on paper Click the image to remove the gradation

Hammerhead Shark
Hammerhead Shark

39x54(cm) 15.3x21.2(inch) enamel on paper Click the image to remove the gradation

White Shark
White Shark

54x78(cm) 21.2x30.7(inch) enamel on paper Click the image to remove the gradation

Sable
Sable

54x39(cm) 21.2x15.3(inch) enamel on paper Click the image to remove the gradation

Crane
Crane

54x39(cm) 21.2x15.3(inch) enamel on paper Click the image to remove the gradation

White Shark
White Shark

39x54(cm) 15.3x21.2(inch) enamel on paper Click the image to remove the gradation

Shark
Shark

78x54(cm) 30.7x21.2(inch) enamel on paper Click the image to remove the gradation

2010-2011  [Frenulum] series

Frenulum-Lion
Frenulum-Lion

70x50x40(cm) 27x20x16(inch) plaster,thread,wood frame Click the image to remove the gradation

Frenulum-Lion (detail)
Frenulum-Lion (detail)

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Frenulum-Lion (detail)
Frenulum-Lion (detail)

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Frenulum-Lemon Shark
Frenulum-Lemon Shark

170x80x30(cm) 67x31x12(inch) plaster,thread,wood frame Click the image to remove the gradation

Frenulum-Lemon Shark (detail)
Frenulum-Lemon Shark (detail)

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Frenulum-Lemon Shark (detail)
Frenulum-Lemon Shark (detail)

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Frenulum-Antelope
Frenulum-Antelope

150x120x60(cm) 60x47x24(inch) plaster,thread,wood frame Click the image to remove the gradation

Frenulum-Antelope (side)
Frenulum-Antelope (side)

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Frenulum-Antelope (detail)
Frenulum-Antelope (detail)

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Frenulum-Deer
Frenulum-Deer

180x70x150(cm) 70x27x60(inch) plaster,thread,wood frame Click the image to remove the gradation

Frenulum-Deer (side)
Frenulum-Deer (side)

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Frenulum-Deer (front)
Frenulum-Deer (front)

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Is masculinity rooted in repression?

 

 I've explored this question through art, looking deeply at my own father as a man whose masculinity and life have been shaped, modified, and, some extend, constrained by his culture and society. My work conveys the ferocious tension inherent in the dual desires of a man to be a dominant sexual competitor vs. a responsible protector, for loved ones. 

 

 Though I started with classical sculpture, my part-time job at a furniture factory introduced me to welding, woodworking, power tools, and air compressor. My work evolved, through abstraction, to animal forms—as I experimented with textures and applied industrial techniques to achieve my vision. 

 

 As my questioning grew more open-ended, I explored fusions of diverse media, moving from drawings to reliefs inspired by the frenulum muscle. Eventually, I created a large-scale installation in an abandoned hostess bar, which branched out to include issues of sexuality and power in my works. I incorporated painting, multimedia, and found objects to make spaces live and interact with viewers.