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                 Visual Artist / Artista Visual


                                                                                                 *Miembro Artístico del Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte.

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Family Album

 



This series of paintings reflects upon, through a personal album, how a middle-class Mexican family was shaped in the seventies and eighties by viewing the records of their daily lives, leisure time, school, vacations, games, family gatherings, etc.
They provide at the same time an existential dimension that adds to, or distorts, the truthfulness of the photographs (which at the time were mostly Polaroid) giving way to the work of art, awarding its re-significance and dimension in a larger or different format, but always nearer to a realistic or expressionist painting than to photorealism. It was important for me to recover
that disregarded past that socially affected thousands of families in Mexico City in the wake of the 1985 earthquake, and especially in Tlatelolco, where I lived.

 


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Displacements

 



The body of work “Travel Journals and Displacements” brings together other works within itself, an accumulation or collage of different images generated or appropriated from what I have observed, where I have traveled, as they shape an expanding body or work. As an artist, one is also a spectator, and throughout the learnings upon which you construct your world, you take fragments of what influences you, that which you admire or what you have contemplated. Western painting is part of my visual education. These great works in the History of Art brought upon a need to displace them into my reality and frame what I have observed throughout my life, extending them in time into a new cultural, geographic and social context. They are classic art works because they address that which is human,
therefore their validity, permanence and my desire for empathy as I rediscover them conceptually and learn from their high level of faktura. For me, this text I edited bringing together two authors explains profoundly what my work is and my interests regarding human beings, time and art.

 


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Newspaper

 



We measure the pulse of society through its press, the same way that aesthetics provide a viewpoint of beauty at a certain time and as it changes in today’s world. The newspaper series brings together art and ethics, creating an aesthetic newspaper library with the artist’s particular vision of our world, on the permanence, fragility and fleetingness of human events.

 


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