My current body of work has used collage, printmaking, and mixed media to create multi-faceted works bringing forth dialogue about intersectionality as it has pertained to my societal, commercial and cultural experience. These recent works can be considered a form of self-portraiture, reflecting directly in my migration from Peru to Miami, Florida at a young age, and my assimilation through mundane experiences and interest in objects and traditions that fostered in me a dual exploration of my history and current setting.
I am exploring materials, in particular paper, prints and found material, as a means to produce collage and installation based work, while also extending the materials’ possible manipulation, texture, and perception. A lot of what has influenced this new work comes directly from the source material I use, including text and imagery I find stemming from magazines and newspaper focused on consumerism and pop culture. My work looks to create a collective consciousness on issues and historical events connected with people of color and seeks to create a safe space in which to reflect, discuss, and break down notions and stereotypes of our collective existence in this country. My work relentlessly continues to form fluid social commentary on these experiences and their value while also combining personal mundane interests ranging from video games, films, sports, history, and more often our present social condition.
I’m currently recycling materials, such as old prints and drawings to formulate my work. These become intertwined with materials and processes such as tape, paint, watercolor, and drawing methods, while utilizing silkscreen, monotype, and relief as part of a layered process. I’m interested in manipulating materials outside of their traditional use and look for a raw coexistence of these materials. This allows for my collage making to have variation and layers of texture as well as giving me an avenue in which to reuse and create from archived works.