My painting is strongly influenced by the conventions of cinema, which allows me to put together fragments, cuts and dissolves delivering a ?movie? in several frames. This is one of the reasons why I work with figures in motion ? to create the implication that something has come before and something will happen after the event. Each scene is a fragment of time in the action ? a privileged moment in a continuum.
Each image contains the implication of a narrative. This is conveyed by the motion of figures, the way in which they relate and the ?noise? of urban colour, surfaces and signage. However, in the end, I want the work to provide a space for contemplation. I aim for a stillness that comes from an arrested moment that is able to continually engage the viewer. My paintings do not reveal themselves quickly; ideally, they are an invitation to bring one?s own experiences to the work and influence its meaning.