About the Book
Grotesque Banalities and Trite Repulsions (or GBTR for short) is what I call the body of paintings and drawings I started work on in 2005. This book documents each of those works. It provides a definitive practical and conceptual resource for GBTR through an interview and several illustrated essays. My desire was to sketch out as much of the notional warp and woof that the effort abides by as is possible, much like a college thesis paper. But because GBTR is really about the pictures, I’ve allowed them to dominate including extreme details beside each full reproduction. That way, what isn’t explained in the text can be left up to the inexplicable poetry of what the work does when it finds itself in the silent space behind your optic nerves.