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May 2023

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The work in my thesis is an investigation of abstraction through aerosol-based paintings that synthesize stencils of real-world objects and graffiti-based forms. Graffiti was an outlet in my youth to release anger in response to hard times and trauma. Tagging was a way to cope with my issues, to find a sense of control in the chaos that I faced. After years of doing work as a professional mural artist, my thesis work allowed me to return to my graffiti practice while bringing it to a new level: the level of abstract painting in a gallery setting. Abstraction can deeply communicate meaning and emotions, and my thesis work focuses on trauma experiences in ways that can cathartic and therapeutic for myself and for viewers.

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Investigation of abstraction through aerosol-based paintings that synthesize stencils.

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