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
Make It Habit
Make It Habit
Blue Shampoo
Blue Shampoo
Silkissed
Silkissed
Good Girl
Good Girl
New Girl
New Girl
Blue Question
Blue Question
Find Within Beauty
Find Within Beauty
Wash Away Lonely
Wash Away Lonely
Gipsy
Gipsy
Take A Chance
Take A Chance
Super Baby
Super Baby
Uplift
Uplift
Be A Bomb
Be A Bomb
Kills Lice
Kills Lice
Rose Drink
Rose Drink
Fill the Void
Fill the Void
So White
So White
Someone Forever
Someone Forever
Man From Tabloids
Man From Tabloids
Birth To Beauty
Birth To Beauty
Desperate
Desperate
Attract Desire
Attract Desire
Find Pure True
Find Pure True
Give Hair A Kick
Give Hair A Kick
Kolor
Kolor
Like Dreaming
Like Dreaming
Egg Shampoo
Egg Shampoo
Red Shampoo
Red Shampoo
Fairness Snow
Fairness Snow
Trust
Trust
Remove Unwanted
Remove Unwanted

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
Softly, Gently
Softly, Gently
Loudly, With Confidence
Loudly, With Confidence
Tenderly, With Feeling
Tenderly, With Feeling
Very Slowly
Very Slowly
Quickly, Gingerly
Quickly, Gingerly
Gently, Quietly (detail)
Gently, Quietly (detail)
Softly, Gently (detail)
Softly, Gently (detail)
Loudly, With Confidence (detail)
Loudly, With Confidence (detail)
Tenderly, With Feeling (detail)
Tenderly, With Feeling (detail)

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!
Fresh Mmmmmmm...
Fresh Mmmmmmm...
Good
Good
Evil
Evil
Super Dawg
Super Dawg
Waffle Fuck
Waffle Fuck
Tic Toc Love O'Clock
Tic Toc Love O'Clock
Lil Sore O' Mine
Lil Sore O' Mine
Sticky Treats
Sticky Treats
Chemical Freak
Chemical Freak

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!

Freeway 3-Way Bra
Freeway 3-Way Bra

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

Love Technology
Love Technology

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

Fluiditude
Fluiditude

Digital Billboard Sketch

Love Technology
Love Technology

Digital Billboard Sketch

Taste Desire
Taste Desire

Digital Billboard Sketch

Taste Desire
Taste Desire

Prop cigarettes in English & Korean

Taste Desire
Taste Desire

Digital Billboard Sketch

Fantasi Pure Virgin
Fantasi Pure Virgin

Prop Cigarettes in Korean

Fantasi Pure Virgin
Fantasi Pure Virgin

Prop Cigarettes in Urdu

Fantasi Pure Virgin
Fantasi Pure Virgin

Prop Cigarettes in Hindi

Me Too!
Me Too!

Confidence Water