Like many artists, I have been drawing since I had a pencil in hand; and to my parents’ and early teachers’ dismay my book reports had more drawings than perhaps, actual words.
In the beginning, I grew up in urban Jersey City as a child to immigrant parents. The first born to Colombian parents’ who, like thousands of others, were seeking a better life for themselves and their offspring. My young life experiences were common only in their uniqueness.. I was alone, a lot. I discovered art’s beauty as I roamed the church early morning before school. I devoured art books, comics and the like --- drawing was / is a favorite past time. Later, during adolescence, a move back to Colombia took my world and turned it upside down. The culture shock invaded my youthful innocence and luckily, upon returning to the US; expression through art became my go to language. Experiences continued to shape me and my art; a few weeks spent in an Italian Atelier brought to life the possibility of creating art like the Old Masters. Oil paint on self-stretch linen was my new medium. I painted poetry. A few years back, I completed an MFA and that too, has served to change things up in my creative language.
I still paint.
But now, I also
make sculptures, installations and digital art.
Recently, I’ve added
art created in Augmented/ Virtual reality.
There seems to be no end to my creative language; I just keep adding more words and dialects.
Please enjoy this site for samples of these and other works.
And for stopping by, a big THANK YOU!