Oil stick & acrylic on canvas, 60" x 70". 2017.
Jeremy : "A headless figure in a dark suit sits at a poker table collecting his winnings. Trump is infamous for his "twitter diplomacy," and so a number of the company's logo fly from the figure's neck hole.
The winnings represent some of Trump's well-known vices/motivations/cynical political tools - money, violence, sex, religion, etc.
Much of my figurative work explores themes of identity, power dynamics, and relationships between persons and groups. Recent paintings continue to react to the seismic shifts in the current American political landscape, the subsequent effect on society in and outside of the United States, and the changing concept of what it means, and has meant, to be an American both at home and abroad.
American moral authority and influence has waned across the globe with the rise of neo-conservative and then alt-right views in the mainstream body politic. By blurring the lines between truth and falsehood, these actors have created a society of mutual distrust and suspicion. I try in my work to capture and reflect on the resultant layers of disappointment, fear, and exhaustion present in these times."