I’m interested in working with specific visual languages from diverse periods in history and art history. These references span a range of cultural viewpoints, and they often at first seem incongruous. One important part of how the paintings function is the fact that they make issue of being visual hybrids.
Major ideas informing my work are Baroque sensibilities in Mexican, and earlier European art & architecture, marine painting, and Modernist work from the 1950s and 60s.
I hope the works question both abstract formal issues in painting, and broad ideas about cultural mixing, purity, and the attempt to create a new language. And hopefully in a way that allows for ambiguity to remain present. I find that I am most intrigued when the work can defy a concrete meaning.