My understanding of art vacillates between technique and exploration of the human condition. All of my life I have obsessed with making things, fixing things, and destroying things. I can obsess over a particular technique or new method of tactile art. The catharses of learning are equally joyful with characteristics of addiction.
An equal fascination is the human mind and the torment we unnecessarily put ourselves through in our lives. People repeat the same mistakes over and over through history, and I am perplexed why we have not figured out a life of perfection outside of the things we can't control. Lately, my art explores the absurd qualities of life, and the more I realize this in my work, the happier it makes me.
Justin Gaffrey 2018