7:23

7:23 is composed of various commemorations developed during the process of various years. Through the act of painting, I deal with the incomprehensible process of illness, inevitability of death, and the celebration of my uncle Goyo. The visual representations showcase the irreversible experience of loss and glorification. Within the rigorous process of accumulation, I am able to cope with reality, in an attempt to give the subjects, the respect and attention, they deserve. By adding and subtracting, I try and bring forward the physical, emotional, and phycological trauma experienced during such delicate events. 


The artworks reference the passing of my uncle Gregorio Aguirre who passed away on October 12, 2016. As the title indicates, 7:23 a.m. was the instance I was notified of my uncle’s passing, forever engraving that moment in my memory. Due to his untimely passing, many of my immigrant family was unable to attend his funerary ceremony held in Durango, Mexico which led to an immensely emotional toll on my family as a whole. In order to atone for my absence, I gathered the objects that were present during and after the time of his passing, inspiring me to make a symbolic homage that allows us to be present during his final moments. Ultimately, these compositions come to symbolize the fragility of our lives and the malleability of remembrance.

In dedication to my uncle Gregorio Aguirre (1953 - 2016)

PAINTINGS

 

Y que nunca moriran / And they will never die
Y que nunca moriran / And they will never die

Oil and oil/acrylic skins on canvas. 60" x 60". 2018

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La corona de Goyito / Goyito's corona
La corona de Goyito / Goyito's corona

Oil and oil/acrylic skins on canvas. 60" x 48". 2017

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Si es Goyo tiene que ser bueno / If it's Goyo it has to be good
Si es Goyo tiene que ser bueno / If it's Goyo it has to be good

Oil and oil/acrylic skins on canvas. 36" x 48". 2017

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Untitled
Untitled
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Able
Able

Oil on canvas | 24" x 32" | 2012

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Noviembre 2, 2018 / November 2, 2018
Noviembre 2, 2018 / November 2, 2018

Oil on canvas. 72" x 60". 2018

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Untitled (void)
Untitled (void)

Oil on canvas. 48" x 48". 2016

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hospicio / hospice
hospicio / hospice

Oil on canvas. 62" x 48". 2016

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Self-portrait in studio No.2 (void)
Self-portrait in studio No.2 (void)

Oil on canvas | 14" x 16" | 2016

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Lloran las rosas
Lloran las rosas

Oil on canvas | 14" x 16" | 2016

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Self-portrait in studio
Self-portrait in studio

Oil on canvas | 14" x 16" | 2016

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Velorio / Wake
Velorio / Wake

Oil on canvas. 48" x 48". 2016

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Para aquellos que no pudieron estar / For those who could not attend
Para aquellos que no pudieron estar / For those who could not attend

Oil and oil/acrylic skins on canvas. 96" x 132". 2018

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Goyito
Goyito

Oil on canvas. 20" x 20". 2016

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Untitled
Untitled

Oil on canvas. 60" x 48". 2017

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Enfrente
Enfrente

Oil and oil/acrylic skins on canvas | 20" x 20" | 2019

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Apretar
Apretar

Oil and oil/acrylic skins on canvas | 20" x 16" | 2019

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Espuma
Espuma

Oil and oil/acrylic skins on canvas | 20" x 16" | 2019

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Abrazo
Abrazo

Oil and oil/acrylic skins on canvas | 20" x 16" | 2019

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Azul gris
Azul gris

Oil and oil/acrylic skins on canvas | 16" x 20" | 2019

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DRAWINGS

 

Incrédulo|1515:1529
Indeciso|4824
Asfixiado|4758
Sumiso|4826
Escondido|4826
Mudo|4830
Alejado|1449
Inmóvil|1459
Precavido|1449
Aflicción|1454
Repugnando|4830
Guardián|4830
Estupefacto|1459