What We Found in the Placeless

Did you know that a blackhole is undetectable by man, until it collides with another blackhole and creates a ripple throughout the universe? and that the sun is just a continuous explosion which we can’t hear through the vacuum of space? and the moon was created from the body of earth following a traumatic event, forever tied to the Earth’s gravity?

“What We Found in the Placeless” explores my personal desires for liberation through space metaphors. Seen through Western myths, the cosmos is a scary and alien place, open for conquest. Yet the cosmos’s beauty, infiniteness, fluidity, timelessness, and complexity make it undefinable and unconquerable. I wanted to connect my body with cosmic bodies and phenomena as a reminder of my own infinite existence outside of social constructs. Each painting is a metaphor for my immigration, racialized, and genderized experience, as well as my search for self acceptance at the time of their creations.



Untitled 1

Oil on Canvas
30″ x 50″

untitled 2

Untitled 2

Oil on Canvas
48″ x 46″


Untitled 3

Oil on Canvas
39″ x 48″

Untitled 4

Oil on Canvas
94″ x 36″


Untitled 5

Oil on Canvas
46″ x 60″

2 thoughts on “What We Found in the Placeless

  1. I met you briefly at Work In Progress when my friend Olya invited me. I still remember your paintings…they were images of the process of immigration – large canvases, I believe, and they probably represented older work. I would love to see those images again and more of what you have been working on recently.

    I hope all is well. Keep working…I would love to see more on your website, or perhaps you are showing more elsewhere.

    All the best!

    Steven Goldin


  2. Hi Steven, I hope you’re doing well. Ive been trying to remember which piece I brought up, but it seems like my memory is hazy. Perhaps it was an idea i never got to, or someone elses work? In any case, immigration is ingrained in all my work and the works on this website are some of the most recent. Maby thanks for checking them out. Please let me know of any of your recent work as well. I would love to see them.


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