Artist Statement

My artwork amalgamates archives and memories of war into abstractions of vibrant colors, patterns, and shapes. Through wide-scale collages, I use printmedia, big data, and averaging algorithms to create compositions that try to find meaning in the chaos of conflict.

As a survivor of war and a war refugee, I explore the relationship between lived experience and representation, between remembering and forgetting. My work searches for the proper artistic response to pain and suffering and interrogates whether it is right to seek inspiration from atrocities.

Through these compositions, I explore my experience as a contemporary artist in the age of big data, social networks, and the 24-hour news cycle. Here, the burin, ink, and pixel make the most sense.