boxing gloves
Aftermath 2019 Oil on canvas
boxers - one knocking out another
Knockout Blow 2019 Oil on canvas 48x60-Inches
One boxer giving another an uppercut
Uppercut 2020 Oil on canvas 36x48-Inches
Boxer punching another in the mid section
Body-blow 2020 Oil on canvas 30x40-Inches
Boxer punching another in the face
Face Punch 2019 Oil on canvas 30x40-Inches
panels with pictures of boxing
Boxing Sketches Series 5 (1) 2019 Oil pastel 9" x 11"
sketches of boxers fighting
Boxing Sketches Series 5 (2) 2020 Oil pastel 9" x 11"
sketches of boxers
Boxing Sketches Series 1 2019 Oil pastel 9" x 11"
sketches of boxers
Boxing Sketches Series 2 2019 Oil pastel 9" x 11"
Statement

The goal with my current body of work is to show action, impact, and damage to the human body in contact sports. I've decided to reflect this idea through the sport of boxing, which is personal to me, as I box as a hobby and ran MICA’s boxing club before I graduated. I'm expressing this thought through a sustained series of paintings and sketches, telling a story of a boxing match. Each painting shows an action of the body being hit by a punch, and shows the force and impact to the body. Combatants in the paintings will get more bruised and damaged as the fight progresses, until this story reaches its ending with the knockout punch. Each painting also shows the effect of motion, of how the punch is being thrown to the body, and how the body reacts. Along with painting, I've been doing a continuous study of boxing sketches. They’re small paintings/pastel drawings —100 of them— of different moments from boxing matches, which function as one, multi panel painting/drawing.