I’m interested in man’s constant attempt to transcend or create an alternate reality. We talk of colonizing Mars or building floating cities. Instead of confronting gun violence in a pragmatic way, our children perform active shooter drills. We cannot integrate our own insecurities, flaws and imperfections with the world around us.
All of this mirrors painting's own attempt to transcend the two dimensional surface of the painting. To become a kind of idealized space in itself. Painting is just a multi-faceted disco ball mirror of reality.