1 Name & NEAR Account ID
3 Social media handle(s)
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4 Website/Online Portfolio if applicable
5 Artist Statement - tell us about your practice and artistic intent; max. 5-10 sentences
The presence of the body, sexuality and gender in gesture, personal stories and narratives seem to be absent when seeing non-figurative art. My current practice consists mainly of abstract work that aims to emphasize the historical and socio-political layers that come with the re-using of old textiles, their hauntings of the departed, and the isolated. Further to accentuate the presence of the body in gesture, rhythm and in the continuous process of painting, erasing, repainting.
In its goals, techniques, materials, and forms, my work signals a movement towards the directly gestural, performative, quality in applying paint to a surface and aims to layer that movement with other references and connections. My ambition is to load and enrich that gesture, without departing from its “simplicity’.
6 Blurb of Current/Planned Project - what kind of work will this stipend allow you to pursue?; max. 5 sentences
I aim to develop further ideas around paintings as objects. The work will deal with the sculptural potential of a painting, embodied in relatively large two-dimensional and three-dimensional paintings. Some of the works might look like sculptures, becoming objects or physical bodies, but retain the materials and mechanisms of painting: canvas, frame, paint, staples
7 Previous samples of your work - max. 4 pieces (if not already on social media and/or a website or virtual portfolio)
Please see my most recent work (2020-2021 ) in my website as reference.