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 heritage and environment, the abstract chaos of my foundation layers builds an intense tactile landscape while creating three-dimensional spaces. My work explores how we are able to record and express our experiences through memories. The memories are like a captured impression, so when it’s time to paint I pull from its’ time while my mind fills in the gaps.

Throughout my years of art making, the clarity of my forms in connection with the dense, tactile layers of bleeding physically while controlled but also chaotic drippings create such rich actions and movement. I enjoy using watercolor paper as a surface allowing levels of saturation to build a foundation.

I had the idea to disassemble my paper works and reassemble them. Combining pieces allowed me to make sense of the parts of memories linking them to forge an observed abstraction.