2016 Season I

 

Artist Statement

I have witnessed my work through out the years, and I can attest to the power of the produced art and vision. My outlook on life is reflected in each piece, which elaborates on issues regarding territories, history, feminism, identity, tradition and transformation in contemporary society. Due to a heightened sensibility, my practice often entails interaction with others and is site-specific. It encompasses a range of mediums, including embroidery, ceramics, photography, video, printmaking, painting and sculpture. Each body of work expounds on the malleability of humans and how the environment, displacement, travel and relationships, leave traces. My work not only addresses important subject matter, but also does so honestly and vividly, with a highly personal aesthetic sense, and above all, employs a range and technical mastery of materials which is evident in the use of threads across many media in a minimal manner. The psychological charge of the threads used to describe political situations and geographical paths give this delicate material a strong role in each piece. My most recent work deals with the daily injustice in the political system in Mexico, magico? as well as in human relationships. I consider myself an urbane artist who works successfully in a post-studio paradigm. An artist of the world, who draws from many different aspects of personal life-experiences to promote and challenge thought on social communication and cultural engagement. There is much I want to investigate and communicate in work that is deeply sophisticated, personal, and straightforwardly beautiful, my work is presented with its scopic vision - in its consideration of life cycles, of power and gender-politics, as well as for its openness to the material and intangible aspect of time. I have had the opportunity through multimedia works to show my approach to issues concerning the Border, as well as economic, social, and cultural relations between America, Mexico, Central and South America. Each year, thousands of migrants move from the end of “America” and embark on a journey towards a better quality of life, often at risk of losing their own. Combining imperative and clandestine trade, this human traffic has formed the image of a densely compacted social fabric, with a very uncertain solution. Using simple visual elements, my attempt is to stimulate a reflection on the profound nature of the border, both in the areas of artistic creation and the no less ambiguous areas of human existence.

During most of this year i have developed a body of work related to my personal fragmented feelings and truncated wishes, dreams of life, life without life, violence, the amazing pain that the injustice in my country makes me feel like the injustice in human relationships, realities. Considering the language of my soul, the path, life in the path, search, limits that cross paths, cross borders, surpass desires, based on these intense experiences that i try to put in works i really can place on the linen and the thread, and so i present the work that i name "Fragments" a series of embroidery on linen....