Colgão Diptych

Colgão Diptych

2017

petrolatum on banana leaves

3 x 5 feet

A Yucca Diptych (Derbi)

A Yucca Diptych (Derbi)

2016

yucca and epoxy resin on found commercial print

1.5 x 2 feet

 

A Yucca Diptych (Derbi) detail

A Yucca Diptych (Derbi) detail

2016

yucca and epoxy resin on found commercial print

1.5 x 2 feet

 

“A Tempest Diptych (after Leonardo da Vinci)”

“A Tempest Diptych (after Leonardo da Vinci)”

2016

gandules and epoxy resin on found commercial print

4 x 9.5 feet

 

My work in this series is rooted in the desire to be emancipated from the gravitational pull of the intersecting forces of religious traditions, political ideologies, and consumer culture.  I sublimate this desire into artistic practice by peeling, grinding and shaving organic and processed materials — like viandasgandules, and El Diario— typically found in Afro-Caribbean kitchens and inner city bodegas. Through this ritual I endeavor to create objects that liberate these quotidian materials of my youth from their intended functions, cultural histories and commercial values.  The polarizing nature of painting in the avant-garde makes this an ideal medium for an exploration of questions concerning identity displacement, morality and self-preservation.   This series includes, “A Tempest Diptych (after Leonardo da Vinci)”, "Eye Level (after Stuart Davis)" and "Sandwich Cubano".

 

A Tempest Diptych (after Leonardo da Vinci) detail

A Tempest Diptych (after Leonardo da Vinci) detail

2016

gandules and epoxy resin on found commercial print

4 x 9.5 feet

Eye Level Diptych (after Stuart Davis) installation view and detail

Eye Level Diptych (after Stuart Davis) installation view and detail

2016

yucca and epoxy resin on found subway ads; banana leaves and epoxy resin on wood

3 x 4 feet

The (New) School of Athens Diptych (after Raphael)

The (New) School of Athens Diptych (after Raphael)

2016

trading cards, monograph pages, newspaper clippings, ink jet prints, post card and pins

5 x 6.5 feet

Hypatia Diptych (after Raphael)

Hypatia Diptych (after Raphael)

2016

digital c-print on Fujiflex

.75 x 1 feet