“Stick together” is an interpretation of the need as human beings to stay together in good and hard times. We are naturally drawn to a group in order to survive and now more than ever, we need the support of our communities to get through this pandemic. Regardless of your gender, race or color, we are all born XX or XY and we evolve as we grow old depending on our surroundings and detaching from that birth-given label. Some people become more fluid, they change their gender, religion, nationality or marital status, but we remain humans. We carry our ancestors, our race and color, our feelings and hearts. Wer are made of many layers.
Through the use of color I represent the lifting of my spirit, and with it, the spirits of the human beings looking and sharing the experience of my art. Multiplicity, repetition and accumulation of elements is another big part of my artwork, where each element is part of the whole story that can only be told through the one to the many. Each element creates a direct dialog with the spectator, a calligraphic stroke intimately attached to the story of my life but leaves room for the person watching to identify themselves with the artwork. My artistic proposal is a lifelong project that helps me to understand myself and the world I live in and at the same time interact with my surroundings and the community I live in. When we are born, we don’t choose when, where or how we come into this world, but we can choose how we live in it. We might not be able to change our skin color, but we can change how it is perceived, even if it is one person at a time. When the civil unrest started after the killing of George Floyd, I was working on a genetic series centered in how difficult it is creating human lives, but my work took a turn reflecting on society and how humans interact depending on the genes they were given at birth. My work changes and is a reflection of the world I live in; it is an interpretation of the events happening around me and how they affect the people I love.
Pre-Etiquetados 2020 Mixed media on unstretched canvas 77x 52.5"
Stick Together 2020 Mixed media on unstretched canvas 56x86"