CICATRIZ

Lo rojo sigue fresco

The red is still fresh  is composed of visual representations depicting traumatic events that shape the world around me. As a Mexican American, I use my identity, culture, and traditions as a potent form of inspiration. Through the materiality of paint, I try to capture the essence of an image referencing personal and public events. I explore abstract and representational ideas to bring forth the immediacy of issues regarding war, trauma, and loss. Whether political, social, or personal: the objects, images, and events depicted become conduits for obsessive ideas. 

The work generated is made out of adoration towards my family and the love of my people. By embracing these subjects, I allow a visual representation to symbolize the human condition we live in and the issues we face collectively. These paintings not only acknowledge current events, but also allow for each object, image, or event to continue having a presence not only today but also in the future.

 

La recibimos en presto / We receive it in loan
La recibimos en presto / We receive it in loan

Oil and oil skins on panel. 48" x 60". 2017

Todo se desvio / It all deviated
Todo se desvio / It all deviated

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

Fue por la nauseabunda mezcla de dolor y odio/It was because of the nauseating mixture of pain and h
Fue por la nauseabunda mezcla de dolor y odio/It was because of the nauseating mixture of pain and h

Oil and oil skins on panel. 48" x 60". 2017

Sangre / Blood
Sangre / Blood

Oil on panel. 36" x 48". 2018

Todos en linea! / All in Line!
Todos en linea! / All in Line!

Oil on canvas. 48" x 60". 2017

Martir / Martyr
Martir / Martyr

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

El verde se pudre / The green rots
El verde se pudre / The green rots

Oil and acrylic skins on canvas. 60" x 60" . 2019

Testigos de guerra / Witnesses of war
Testigos de guerra / Witnesses of war

Oil and oil/acrylic skins on canvas. 48" x 72". 2018

La tierrra es muda sorda y ciega / The earth is mute, deaf, and blind
La tierrra es muda sorda y ciega / The earth is mute, deaf, and blind

Oil and oil/acrylic skins on canvas. 60" x 108". 2018

Ninos sin tambor / Children without a drum
Ninos sin tambor / Children without a drum

Oil and acrylic skins on canvas. 72" x 60 ". 2018