about / cv

My artistic pilgrimage has evolved over a decade of process related to prepress print & color theory. A cyclical evolution from blank slate to paper, canvas to installation & integration into public space. With my work, I attempt to expand the viewer’s understanding of the context, structures & surfaces they inhabit adding life with my work & aiming towards a meticulous harmony & balance between that & the preexisting environment.

My process explores two main domains combining humanitarian figurative & aesthetic subject matter. Projects in Israel, Russia, Hong Kong, Pakistan, Mexico, Malaysia, Japan, the United States and Europe, have allowed me to explore the social construct of individual versus community. These ideas raise issues I feel are primordial to discuss in the public arena.  Furthermore, through my artistic practice, I hope to reintroduce into shared visual space a sense of ownership. The fracture of my paintings echoes this as each tiny line communicates the innate relationship between an individual and the larger composition of the community.

My focus on an aesthetic subject matter has been developed through my specialized experience in prepress print techniques. My years in printmaking helped develop a strong relationship within the process of technical color utilization and the mechanics of reproduction through analog printing.  Taking the fundamentals of drawing and choosing "hatch-lines" as the catalyst to build up value range and color families as the primary focus.  Pulling together the concept of "trapping" layers of color beneath to aid in the depth of my work.  And using the physical movements of printing to painting large bodies of color meanwhile building up natural texture and form.


The finely controlled hatch-­lines create simultaneously diminutive constructions that, when viewed together, unfold and evolve dependent on the physical position of the viewer. Color groups & concepts are explored using theories of parallelism, the bezold effect, impressionist and chaos philosophies developed by numerous artists and philosophers throughout history.


2017, April, Elpida Mural - Refugee Home - aptART - Thessaloniki, Greece
2017
MarchShopullali - Solo Exhibition - LAT - Berlin, Germany
2017, February, Magnets of Creativity Mural - Words Beats & Life - US Embassy - Karachi, Pakistan

2017, February, Magnets of Creativity Classes - Words Beats & Life - US Embassy - Karachi, Pakistan


2016NovemberCarina Mural - Le M.U.R. – Paris, France
2016, SeptemberPurple Rain – with Jarus - Art Beltline – Atlanta, Georgia
2016JulyArmonía Cromática – with Bimmer Torres - Adams County – Denver, Colorado
2016, June-July: Doradus Mural/Installation – Denver Regional Transportation – Denver, Colorado
2016, April: "What The Weekend Is Gallery" Exhibition – The.Art.Union at Urban Spree – Berlin, Germany

2015, OctoberMessier Mural – TWIF – artSEA – Seattle, Washington
2015, SeptemberNova Mural – Spokane Arts Mural Program – Spokane, Washington
2015, SeptemberMade In Berlin Exhibition – Galerie Mathgoth – Paris, France
2015, AugustAvatar Mural – with Jarus – Art Beltline – Atlanta, Georgia
2015, JulyMillerntor #5 Exhibition – Millerntor Gallery – Hamburg, Germany
2015, JuneWall Dialogue Exhibition – Neurotitan Gallery – Berlin, Germany
2015, MayCheng Mural – TONTON² Exhibition – Brussels, Belgium
2015, MarchTai On Terrace Mural – Hong Kong Walls Festival – Mid Levels Central, Hong Kong
2015, MarchLecture – Theories Of Painting – THEi University – Hong Kong
2015, MarchChimi Mural – Hin Bus Depot & Run Our City – Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
2015, MarchNorth Point Mural – Hin Bus Depot & Run Our City – Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
2015, FebruaryLeilah Mural – Graffiti World & Nueve Arte Urbano – San Miguel, Mexico
2015, FebruaryRaccoon Mural – Graffiti World & Nueve Arte Urbano – Querétaro, Mexico
2015, FebruaryGorillastraction Mural – Graffiti World – Mexico City, Mexico
2015, FebruaryKalimpong Mural – Graffiti World – Mexico City, Mexico
2015, JanuaryExploring the New Contemporary Movement Exhibition – Thinkspace Gallery – Honolulu Museum Of Art – Honolulu, Hawaii
2015, JanuaryCarnalito Mural – The Bakery LA – Pacoima, California
2015, JanuaryFrank Henry Mural – Kitchensink Studios – Phoenix, Arizona
2015, JanuaryJohn Waddell Mural – Kitchensink Studios – Phoenix, Arizona
2015, January: ‘La Familia’ – 10th Anniversary Exhibition – Thinkspace Gallery – Los Angeles, California

2014, NovemberSymbiotic Mural – Urban Xchange – Penang, Malaysia
2014, NovemberUrban Xchange Group Exhibition – Hin Bus Art Depot – Penang, Malaysia
2014, NovemberLive Mural Painting with Andrea Wan – Design Festa Art Festival – Tokyo, Japan
2014, OctoberThe Fisherman & The Fish Mural – MOST Art Festival – Moscow, Russia
2014, OctoberRoma Mural with Paola Delfin & Yoh Nagao – Colors of my Home – Urban Nation – Berlin, Germany
2014, AugustLeaning Mural – Bushwick Collective – New York City, New York
2014, AugustMinimalisme Mural – Art Beltline – Atlanta, Georgia
2014, AugustGiant Jerboa Installation – Urban Nation – Berlin, Germany
2014, JulyLuong Mural – Wall Therapy – Rochester, New York, USA
2014, JuneTotem Mural – JBAK – LOA – Berlin, Germany
2014, June14 Tails Mural – Berlin, Germany
2014, MayObservable Universe Mural – Urban Nation – Berlin, Germany
2014, MayLAX / TXL – JBAK – Thinkspace Pop Exhibition – Berlin, Germany
2014, AprilOdyssée Tour Exhibition – WhiteArt Gallery – Brussels, Belgium
2014, FebruaryRe-imagining Group Exhibition – Icehouse Gallery – Sarasota, Florida, USA
2014, January6 Lectures of “Printing Technology, History & Color Theory – Macromedia University – Berlin, Germany

2013, OctoberMural & Exhibition – JBAK -Chalk Art Festival – Sarasota, Florida, USA
2013, SeptemberMurals DC Project – JBAK – Washington DC, USA
2013, AugustAll My Stars Exhibition – JBAK – Strychnin Gallery – Berlin, Germany
2013, AugustProject „M“ PM1 – JBAK – Strychnin Gallery – Berlin, Germany
2013, JulyCircle Show Group Exhibition – Urban Spree – Berlin, Germany
2013, MaySecret Mural – JBAK – Mystique Festival – Magdeburg, Germany
2013, MayBerlin Portraits Exhibition – JBAK – 9 Canvas Series – Berlin, Germany
2013, AprilGeneration Mural – JBAK – Phoenix, Arizona
2013, AprilAlaniz Mural – JBAK with Julia Benz – Scottsdale, Arizona

2012, NovemberEyes Mural – JBAK – Baja Luka – Berlin, Germany
2012, OctoberDresden Mural – JBAK – City Bilder- Dresden, Germany
2012, OctoberChemnitz Mural – JBAK – Chemnitz, Germany
2012, SeptemberGroup Exhibition – Re:MMX – Berlin, Germany
2012, SeptemberKeirin Mural – JBAK – Berlin, Germany
2012, AugustIdrawalot – 2011: A Yearly Anthology Of Drawings – Published Book
2012, AugustMural Painting – Artbase Festival – JBAK – Berlin, Germany
2012, JuneGroup Exhibition – JBAK – SEZ – Berlin, Germany
2012, JuneLive Painting – Crack Art Festival – Rome, Italy
2012, AprilPainting – Jennifer Rostock – Berlin, Germany
2012, AprilSan Fernando Mural – Los Angeles, CA
2012, MarchFrancesca Mural – Phoenix, AZ
2012, MarchMural Painting – Hotbox – Chicago, IL

2011, DecemberLive Painting – JBAK – Stattbad Wedding, Germany
2011, DecemberDinosaur Exhibition, Book Release – Berlin, Germany
2011, NovemberWedding Walls Mural – JBAK – Berlin, Germany
2011, OctoberPretty Ladies Installation – Berlin, Germany
2011, September40 Short Stories About Bikes – Published Book – with Jennifer Weitman
2011, SeptemberOld Lady Mural – Berlin, Germany
2011, August4,000 Plus Poster Paste-Up – Baby Fatso Urban Art Installation – Published Book
2011, AugustMural Chez Jacki – Berlin, Germany
2011, JulyPortrait & Arrows – JBAK – Mica Moca – Berlin, Germany
2011, JulyBaby Fatso Installation – Berlin, Germany
2011, JulyMural Painting – Artbase Festival – Grabowsee, Germany
2011, JuneCrack Art Festival – Rome, Italy
2011, MayIdrawalot – 2010: A Yearly Anthology Of Drawings – Published Book
2011, MayIdrawalot – 2009: A Yearly Anthology Of Drawings – Published Book
2011, MayIdrawalot – 2008: A Yearly Anthology Of Drawings – Published Book
2011, MayIdrawalot – 2007: A Yearly Anthology Of Drawings – Published Book
2011, MayIdrawalot – 2006: A Yearly Anthology Of Drawings – Published Book
2011, MayLlama Art Installation – Berlin, Germany
2011, MayPainting – Moby DJ-GIG – Stattbad Wedding, Germany
2011, JanuaryZoo! Creatures Of Curiosity: A Fictitious Scientific Journal – Published Book – with Jennifer Weitman

2010, OctoberTravels Exhibition – ReTramp Gallery – Berlin, Germany
2010, JulyBourgeoisie Art Install – Stattbad Wedding, Germany
2010, AprilGroup Exhibition/Installation – TurmKunst – Berlin, Germany
2010, JanuaryZOO! Creatures Of Curiosity Exhibition – Assemble Gallery – Seattle, WA

2009, AugustSquid VS. Whale Mural – Seattle, WA
2009, JulyGive Up Exhibition – Retrofit – Seattle, WA
2009, ApriliNVASiON Exhibition – Twilight Artist Collective – Seattle, WA
2009, JanuaryInstallation – Gorditos – Seattle, WA

2008, JulyDesign Festa Art Festival – Tokyo, Japan
2008, JuneGroup Exhibition – POVevolving Gallery – Los Angeles, CA

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