The "style" is abstract figurative or modern spiritual. It should evoke the feeling of a journey, a movement that you want to hold on to. The spiritual is something you cannot see, hear or touch, you can only feel. I'm interested in the way art can participate in that, both in the creative process and in the act of seeing.My process is a constant experiment. I build - with wood, paper, layers of paint, found objects, and canvas, what I find in the world and what I create as if from nothing - in the pull of a vital moment. I am interested in how we learn through working, how mistakes in process become new forms of creation.
Born in Haiti, Engels is a self-taught artist living in Brooklyn for over 25 years. Engels' work has been exhibited in Europe, the United States, and the Caribbean. His most recent exhibition was "Strange Intersections: new work by Engels" at FiveMyles Gallery in Brooklyn in December 2009.