Sunday, December 27, 2015

From gdk to MFA

On christmas day (2015) I started making paintings that I am ashamed of. Sounds a bit weird but I was thinking about 2 things. 

1. a lot of artist have stories that come from their past and have shaped or inspired them in someway. So I thought it would be fun for me to dig and find similar moments in my life. Of course for famous artist it is always a moment or story that is mind-blowing or even zen. 

NOT MINE!! A gang-banger inspired me! haha I guess its part of my condition and where I was raised..etc..etc.. 

2. I think about paintings so much everyday, that I take them way too serious. I decided to make pictures of things that I am ashamed for people to see.  Maybe a guilty please almost... maybe... not sure.  

I also like how they make me feel, those shameful things to paint.  I am not fully ashamed of the memory or the circumstance, but I am ashamed of them being in a picture format. Like, they are too stupid.. 

So I guess for now, I am making stupid paintings about childhood secrets that I am ashamed of. 

Check out the video below!!! 

I am snowed in my house here in roswell., New Mexico... of the irony.. I left chicago thinking I would be away from the snow during winter and here I find myself in New Mexico in the middle of a blizzard.. 

more to come :) I have sooo much more to say about these!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

To make for the divine??

About the video: video

For the past 3 months in my art residency here in roswell I've been doing a lot of thinking about what I reject in my art, what I accept and for whom do I make it for.

I want to do is teach myself how to be free, these videos will help me get there.

Here is the first short video of me in my studio...Christmas eve 2015.

P.s. i think my facial expressions are hilarious I never knew that's what i look like when i speak.. :(

Click here for video

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

RAIR- house provided

  Since Sept 22, 2015 I have been at Roswell, New Mexico for a year long art residency! Multiple Chicago artist have asked me for details about this opportunity. Soooooooo I decided to share my living space with you all.

The residency provides every resident with a 2 bedroom house and a 500 square ft studio.

Here is a silly stupid video of me giving a tour of my temporary casa!! 

Click here for video!

Don't laugh at me too much!!