“OBJECTS IN MIRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR”
Acrylic, 30” x 40”
I am working in contemporary abstract realism, reflecting the magic realism of my Latino culture. Views of the pathways and roads of the Americas is captured in the work shown, “OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR,” an ironic message on the safety mirrors of cars in the United States. Other bodies of work that overlap are paintings and prints advocating for justice for many groups.
I began advocacy painting during the Vietnam War and continued with abstract magic realism reflecting my Colombian culture and birthright, blending with the culture of New Orleans and the United States. I also have an academic theoretical approach, having received a BA in philosophy in 1962, BFA in printmaking 1980, and MFA in painting 1982. My current artwork using the concepts in astrophysics (particle physics) to describe various realties seems appropriate for this last quarter of my lifespan.