Exploring, seemingly insignificant, standardized systems around Panama City, Panama.
6 feet apart, acrylic on fabric, 20" x 36", 2020
Welcome Home, acrylic on fabric, dimensions variable, 2020
Small Gestures, through paint, dictate my practice and help me explore and push the boundaries of the material. Through intense colors, textures, and the incorporation of drawing into my painting process I highlight everyday objects. My objective is not to reproduce faithfully what I see, but rather give them my personal perspective as if it were my memory of it. Additionally, there is a playful back and forth between the negative space and the painting giving a spotlight to the pattern and texture in the background.
‘Welcome Home’ is another attempt to reclaim a sense of belonging in the environment that surrounds me, materializing my desire to be part of Panama. Furthermore, I am fascinated with those things that we overlook in the city. These small standardized systems like the traffic cones that flood the city, all bright and orange, and those payphones that most believe are broken but are distinctively blue on every other street corner near bus stops or public institutions.