Employing physical painting and digital media as means of expression, his work addresses culture regarding interpersonal relationships, sense of self, gender, and sexuality.
Pulling inspiration from autobiographical ruminations, often layered with irony and curiosity, he makes thematic use of societal ties to technology in relation to perception of reality.
Justin works intuitively, allowing each piece to develop its personality. He bridges internal and external by translating non-physical states into gestural figures, forms, markings, and patterns. His introspective narratives act as commentary that speaks to our commonality.
In this series I explore the art process of manipulation from a found technology source (hyper condensed time frame). Using tools to iterate imagery and generate something unexpected and further removed.
The Smalls on Walls series of 222 small abstract works created as a daily painting challenge to experiment and ultimately became something of a visual diary. Exploring artistic styles of abstract expressionism with painterly strokes, contemporary forms, and figurative work.