Puerto Rican painter and visual arts professor. Official portfolio and catalogue.
Appropriating what reality serves to art in multicultural societies, challenging expectations to connect with the viewer, and experimenting with compositions through a provoking and vivid style are the three main principles of my work. For the last 20 years, my subject matter has ranged from expressive landscapes to semi-abstract scenes. Cultural heritage prevails over the necessity of picking a particular style of painting.
On the formal aspect, the behavior of paint has become my focus: how it drips on the canvas once diluted or made chunkier, and what different moods can be reached with it once it hits the surface. Almost always, I find myself wondering by what means an array of colors can become a cohesive vision. Indubitably, colors are the tools to reveal myself to viewers. With every stroke, I see the vehicle to share my intersectional identities, and to unpretentiously expose the layers and the essence of my own human experience.