For over twenty years I’ve been teetering between two cultures, two languages, two places. Art-making allows me to create a separate space where I do not need to mediate, to reconcile distinct identities; a place in which I can conceptualize and affirm a space in which I fully belong. My latest work challenges my binary experience while creating a new, personal sense of place.
My paintings consist of alternating translucent, and opaque geometric forms overlapping landscapes of my homeland. These compositions function as materializations of chaotic visual and social realities, concealing, and other times, revealing contradictions deeply embedded within my South American identity. Color plays a critical role in confronting intimate realities of chaos and conflict. Red presupposes revolution, which Venezuela has been hostage to for the past two decades. Green's poisonous reputation nods to annihilation, whilst also indicating potential for fecundity. My work addresses contradictions, such as the conflict of political and social realities, by conceptualizing the physiognomy of the landscape in an attempt at constructing an identity of profound paradox, and ambivalence.