I’m an artist born and raised in South LA and son of two Mexican parents that worked in manual labor. My work is an exploration of the creative process with hands-on play. I’m an avid learner and use art to process and interpret what I learn about the world, mixing in humor for good measure.
I work primarily with paper, drawing, and printmaking to direct attention to the fragility of things, the distribution of information, and our throw-away society; particularly with printmaking and its history with printed material, such as books, flyers, posters, and fine art applications. I see printmaking as a relevant media to discuss the distribution of information in the digital age, the importance of manual labor, and democratizing the accessibility of art.
Drawing is how I got into art-making as a kid. Drawing’s simple, versatile, and immediate nature allows me to get ideas onto a surface fast and raw. I find it’s materials to be more accessible and available to a larger audience, and can get people to learn and appreciate putting down what and how we see our surroundings onto paper.