Oil stick & acrylic on canvas, 60" x 70". 2018.
Jeremy : "A screaming red figure sits atop a horse with a reaper drone approaching from behind.
An American flag hangs to the left and a plastic shopping bag rolls through in the foreground.
War is the constant state of being in America and this painting was made to reflect that.
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."