Inspired on Mexican folklore (more specifically: on the beauty and mystic of the mixe language), this piece emulates the stillness and the symbolic barrier of the mixe lands: places unchanged by time; here, people have a very special connection to their land and natural environment through their art and language. Sadly, that very connection expressed through language, as part of a larger monolingual country, is often a victim of prejudice and alienation; resulting in centuries of knowledge translated into silence.
Unexplained Phenomena nr. 1
Time to Spare
Face without a body
The Language of Sliding Doors
Acts of Faith / Labor Pains
Inspired on the work by Saville, this piece is a mix between expressionism and figurative. Its concept is that of motherhood as an allegory of art. Every artist, is in a way a mother to all of the ideas that constantly stuck on its head, struggling to emerge in some way. However, this very rarely happens, because, as Plato alluded: ideas are always incomplete beings. They are completely perfect in ones mind, but everytime an artist translates them, they are always distint from their original form. In other words: the "labor pain" that can fit into a white canvas.
Consider the Hunger
Face for Sale
Venus of Willendorf, the paleolitical sculpture, is known worldwide for being plump, full-bodied and.. faceless. For many, the idea of a woman that's nothing but a body is anachronical and frightful, whoever, it goes without much saying, that nowadays, some people's perspective remains unchanged. Here, the opposite happens, I painted a woman who is nothing but a face; a mask of an individual. Through this, I wanted to imply that we shouldn't view people as mere bodies, nor discourses, but as individual complex beings.
This piece is an allegory of the womanhood and its mirages. Its secrecy shared with the beholder. In one plane, we may see an elderly woman, who has lived long; but in her own reality, she still holds dear to her early years, its music, its sound, the playfulness of memories and even former lovers; though these things exist in a fleeting state, only through the eyes of women.