ARTIST & VIDEO STATEMENT
The content and subject matter of my art practice emanates from nature. I explore the ecological, biological and botanical notions that are of my interest through field studies, expeditions or scientific research as part of the practice. The work is constructed with mixed media like graphite, colored pencils, charcoals, soft pastels, inks, acrylics, industrial and founded materials on canvas, paper and other surfaces. This responds to the narrative that is being presented. The application of the materials become an active participant of the aesthetic discourse. Throughout the implementation of the materials I pursue the movement, strength and contrast captured in Puerto Rico’s nature and in the Caribbean’s landscape. The monochromatic and sometimes the absence of colors carries the load of my expressive being. With it, I give emphasis in what I am interested to project related to social and environmental aspects.
The work highlights the organic forms that match investigations and observations of what is not often looked at closely. I want the viewers be confronted with these works, and in their quest to define or identify forms and meanings, they can also observe aspects of nature in its physical or molecular form but in the actual and contemporary context.