Waiting

In my ongoing project titled “Waiting,” I’ve dedicated over two decades to exploring the nuances of daily existence through more than 400 paintings and installations. This series delves into the subtleties of ordinary life, capturing individuals in the midst of habitual, passive activities shaped by their immediate contexts. The scenes range from mundane activities like waiting in line for a bus, crossing the street, commuting by train, navigating through traffic, to more personal moments such as dining alone. These scenarios, often perceived as monotonous and repetitive, mirror feelings of confinement and the cyclic nature of daily routines.

However, with the advent of the digital age, these everyday moments have taken on new dimensions. The digital realm has subtly infiltrated these scenes, adding layers of complexity to the conventional understanding of waiting and routine. In this era, individuals are often seen absorbed in their digital devices, creating a dual layer of waiting: physically present in one space, yet mentally engaged in the digital world. This juxtaposition highlights a deeper sense of alienation and disconnection not just from the physical surroundings, but also from the digital spaces they occupy.

Themes of alienation, working-class consciousness, and the existential dread of potential nonexistence resonate throughout the series. These themes encourage viewers to reexamine seemingly ordinary scenes with a critical eye, acknowledging the impact of digital technology on our perception of time and existence. The “Waiting” series thus becomes a visual representation of not only disconnection and anticipation but also of the transient temporality that characterizes our daily lives in the digital era. It invites reflection on how technology shapes our experience of the mundane, altering our engagement with the world and with ourselves.

The cryptic text symbolizes AI’s profound impact on language and communication. It mirrors the complex digital network of our age, where AI operates obscurely, its inner workings opaque and hidden from clear understanding. This mysterious language fuses the known and unknown, underscoring the interplay of digital randomness and structured data inherent to AI.

Waiting #454

oil on wood
24×30 inches
2021

Waiting #451

oil on wood
24×30 inches
2021

Waiting #452

oil on canvas
30×30 inches
2021

Waiting #456

oil on wood
24×24 inches
2021

Waiting #310

oil on wood
48×48 inches
2019

Waiting #246

oil on canvas
48×48 inches
2014

Waiting #235

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20×20 inches
2014

Waiting #232

oil on wood
30×30 inches
2014

Waiting #231

oil on canvas
30×30 inches
2014

Waiting #230

oil on canvas
48×48 inches
2014

Waiting #226

oil on wood
24×36 inches
2014

Waiting #222

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48×48 inches
2014

Waiting #219

oil on canvas
36×26 inches
2014

Waiting #217

oil on canvas
48×48 inches
2014

Waiting #202

oil on canvas
60×60 inches
2013

Waiting #201

oil on canvas
48×60 inches
2013

Waiting #200

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48×60 inches
2013

Waiting #195

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30×30 inches
2013

Waiting #194

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36×36 inches
2013

Waiting #190

oil on wood
36×36 inches
2013

Waiting #185

oil on canvas
48×48 inches
2013

Waiting #185

oil on canvas
48×48 inches
2013

Waiting #179

oil on wood
36×36 inches
2013

Waiting #177

oil on canvas
48×60 inches
2013

Waiting #169

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30×30 inches
2013

Waiting #167

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30×30 inches
2013

Waiting #162

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15×30 inches
2013

Waiting #161

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30×30 inches
2013

Waiting #160

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30×30 inches
2013

Waiting #150

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30×30 inches
2012

Waiting #147

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30×30 inches
2012

Waiting #146

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30×30 inches
2012

Waiting #131

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30×30 inches
2012

Waiting #124

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48×48 inches
2011

Waiting #125

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48×48 inches
2011

Waiting #122

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48×48 inches
2011

Waiting #92

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48×48 inches
2011

Waiting #92

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48×48 inches
2011

Waiting #86

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20×20 inches
2011

Waiting #84

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24×48 inches
2011

Waiting #81

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24×48 inches
2011

Waiting #93

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24×48 inches
2011

Waiting #77

oil on wood
48×96 inches
2010

Waiting #67

oil on wood
48×48 inches
2010

Waiting #66

oil on wood
48×48 inches
2010