"In my work I play with existing narratives found in folklore, mythology or children's literature whilst attempting to 'mythologize' modern phenomena. Good and Evil, the Grotesque and the Beautiful, and Tragedy and Comedy co-exist through the 'narratives' depicted in my paintings as well as references to the 'outsiders', 'freaks', and 'monsters' that may be found in a Diane Arbus photograph, an Anderson fairytale or a Goya etching. The figures depicted in the paintings are hybrids of familiar characters from folktales, and people, real or imagined, drawn from my memory as a child.
The elements of my paintings go through a process of simplification, abstraction and refinement in order to elucidate those areas of my imagination that I can only express visually. I see the paintings themselves paradoxically as tales without narrative or as one paragraph narratives that encapsulate concepts or feelings in a similar way to Kafka's 'The Next Village' or the Grimms' 'The Wilful Child'. Andrew Munoz"