How did your relationship with art begin? Do you have artists in your family?
My relationship with art began very organically. I always felt a natural draw to certain types of objects, even as a kid. This ranged from objects of extreme antiquity (I wanted to be an archaeologist as a child and still find ancient cultures fascinating), sports memorabilia, street art, to eventually fine art. I typically gravitate towards works that are labor intensiveness, detailed, and require a lot of skill and time to create. I was kind of a strange kid growing up, I would go from football practice directly to an antique fair.
I do not have any artists in my family, nor has my family been interested in collecting art. I've hung several of my works in my parent's home and recently helped them buy their second work, so I'm changing that!
Is there a particular art form that most interests you?
Yes absolutely. Figurative painting is definitely the most interesting to me. I like some abstract art, but it does not speak to me in the same way. I love to study a painting that has a narrative. I find it very rewarding to understand why the artist created what they did and being able to decipher that myself through the imagery.
"I'm also curating a show opening October 24th in Tribeca which I'm extremely excited about. It's my first attempt at doing any type of curatorial work so I'm stoked about it."