My work deals with mental trickery and surprise. I'm particularly interested in moments of lapse, recognition and apperception.
Faint but tightly rendered, these images flirt with (dis)appearance and identification. As inbetweens they're able to become/recall something besides an original model—associative recognition allows the images to hover in a state of nonsense and ambiguity.
A bird's nest recalls a rainbow-colored meatball, a tapeworm or a scribble. Knotted and star-covered silk triggers the idea of a loincloth. These are subjective associations—the point being that an original assumption may be easily displaced. Comfort and discomfort coexist within each image.
Artist Bio / CV
b. 1978 Guadalajara, Mexico—lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
2001 BFA, The Cooper Union, New York, NY
2000 Semester Abroad, Ecole Nationale Supériore des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
2010 Rites of Passage, curated by Thomas Micchelli, 41 Cooper Gallery, The Cooper Union, New York, NY