My work is born out of concern for the ‘event’, considering painting as an anti-object or ghoul capable of generating a meta-image or surface that might define the consistency of being in current times. My interest in the chimera of contemporary experience, reflected in the employment of the absurd and calamitous, is a political position as much as an artistic one. Presented with a world seemingly on the brink of disaster, where the notion of freedom functions as a tool of political propaganda, images oscillate between demise and resurrection. This crisis of modernity evokes a bizarre paradox; captivity through emancipation, engendering an environment where the terms of interpretation are rapidly fluctuating. These conditions provoke responses that are in themselves equally unstable.