Artist Statement

Being a first generation Cuban-American, I use cultural color fields, as well as the aesthetics of street art to explore how one’s upbringing is directly influenced by ethnic heritage. By exploring the dualities between culture and environment, the abstract movements of my foundational layers create an intense tactile landscape while my geometric qualities are a direct relation of the concrete jungle around me.

My work explores how we may be able to accurately record and express our experiences through memories. I commonly juxtapose the stenciling of parallelograms creating spacial, three-dimensional and atmospheric spaces. Throughout the development of my work, the clarity of my forms in connection with the tactile layers of bleeding physically controlled drippings creates a vivid duality rich of action in addition to constructed geometric planes.

 

Hector René Del Campo