Sad Eyes

Personal Ads

2002- 2008

Personal Ads are collaged images and text from Asian newspapers and magazines painted to evoke hand-made signs. Each surface is saturated with eye-popping color and campaign slogans are transmuted into short poems.
Touch Me
Touch Me
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Make It Habit
Make It Habit
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Blue Shampoo
Blue Shampoo
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Silkissed
Silkissed
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Good Girl
Good Girl
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New Girl
New Girl
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Blue Question
Blue Question
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Find Within Beauty
Find Within Beauty
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Wash Away Lonely
Wash Away Lonely
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Gipsy
Gipsy
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Take A Chance
Take A Chance
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Super Baby
Super Baby
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Uplift
Uplift
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Be A Bomb
Be A Bomb
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Kills Lice
Kills Lice
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Rose Drink
Rose Drink
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Fill the Void
Fill the Void
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So White
So White
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Someone Forever
Someone Forever
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Man From Tabloids
Man From Tabloids
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Birth To Beauty
Birth To Beauty
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Desperate
Desperate
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Attract Desire
Attract Desire
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Find Pure True
Find Pure True
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Give Hair A Kick
Give Hair A Kick
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Kolor
Kolor
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Like Dreaming
Like Dreaming
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Egg Shampoo
Egg Shampoo
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Red Shampoo
Red Shampoo
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Fairness Snow
Fairness Snow
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Trust
Trust
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Remove Unwanted
Remove Unwanted
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Practice Paintings

2007 - 2009

During an art residency at the Sanskriti Foundation in New Delhi I tried to reconnect with my painting practice after a one year lapse. I found a piano lesson book for beginners at a used book stand which reminded me to go slow.
Gently, Quietly
Gently, Quietly
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Softly, Gently
Softly, Gently
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Loudly, With Confidence
Loudly, With Confidence
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Tenderly, With Feeling
Tenderly, With Feeling
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Very Slowly
Very Slowly
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Quickly, Gingerly
Quickly, Gingerly
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Gently, Quietly (detail)
Gently, Quietly (detail)
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Softly, Gently (detail)
Softly, Gently (detail)
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Loudly, With Confidence (detail)
Loudly, With Confidence (detail)
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Tenderly, With Feeling (detail)
Tenderly, With Feeling (detail)
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Tummyache

1998 - 2000

Tummyache was inspired by the craft of hand-painted signs and the advertising imagery of my youth. The paintings explore the collision of desire, satisfaction, overindulgence and nausea. At once, they revel in and critique the temptation ever-present in a consumer landscape of overly sweetened products and over-saturated images.
Rainbow, Slap, Slap!
Rainbow, Slap, Slap!
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Fresh Mmmmmmm...
Fresh Mmmmmmm...
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Good
Good
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Evil
Evil
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Super Dawg
Super Dawg
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Waffle Fuck
Waffle Fuck
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Tic Toc Love O'Clock
Tic Toc Love O'Clock
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Lil Sore O' Mine
Lil Sore O' Mine
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Sticky Treats
Sticky Treats
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Chemical Freak
Chemical Freak
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Corporate

Romanticism

2003 - 2010

Corporate Romanticism imitates the devices of commercial media and personalizes it. It was inspired by the feeling that marketers were trying to get in my head and create the illusion of a universal consciousness, as if to say, "I know you. These are your thoughts and your deepest desires."
Man Cigarettes
Man Cigarettes

You Don't Have to Quit!

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Freeway 3-Way Bra
Freeway 3-Way Bra

Finally, a bra that is also a nicotine & birth-control patch! Unlimited Empowerment!

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Love Technology
Love Technology

I love you phones in Hindi, English, Urdu & Korean

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Fluiditude
Fluiditude

Digital Billboard Sketch

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Love Technology
Love Technology

Digital Billboard Sketch

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Taste Desire
Taste Desire

Digital Billboard Sketch

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Taste Desire
Taste Desire

Prop cigarettes in English & Korean

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Taste Desire
Taste Desire

Digital Billboard Sketch

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Fantasi Pure Virgin
Fantasi Pure Virgin

Prop Cigarettes in Korean

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Fantasi Pure Virgin
Fantasi Pure Virgin

Prop Cigarettes in Urdu

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Fantasi Pure Virgin
Fantasi Pure Virgin

Prop Cigarettes in Hindi

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Me Too!
Me Too!

Confidence Water

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