Brooklyn Arts Fellowship Gallery

Oct. 20, 2024 - Nov. 12, 2016

210 24th street
Brooklyn, 11232
(718) 877-0766


The paintings of the series “Ashes + Origin” are part of a more complex and extensive body of work, entitled “Hijo del Maíz”, which includes photography, video, installation and sculpture.
Through this body of work I find the opportunity to open a dialogue about identity, rediscovering it through the stories embodied in each of the works.

These stories are memories that speak of roots, origin, of who I am and what I’ve experienced away from my country, as contracdictory as art can be, these same stories narrated on the surface of the paintings bring me closer to home, with melancholy and poetry I speak of ancestors, using a different an unique aesthetic.
The texture, the graphisms, the text and numerology that subtly appear on the paintings are telling stories of the past, present and future, refering to death and life, but most importantly about the opportunity to rebirth and reinvent ourselves.
The materials: sand, paint, pigments, fabric, wood, metal and corn as main material.

The corn is not only a material, is also the concept, using it raw and also as ashes represents an homology, thus allowing me to express a duality, opening the door to a realm of new possibilities.

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