La Paz

Searching for moments where contemporary life and faith collide, I builded assemblages, paintings, projection and sound to recall the experience of what I call my first studio: my grandparents’ garden in La Paz, San Luis Potosi, Mexico. I combined busts and statuettes of everyday people with iconic saints like those found on common memorials placed in cemeteries, gardens and outdoor shrines. More lively and playful than elegiac, La Paz emphasizes the importance of a space for religious wonder and personal growth.

 

This series deals with issues of immigration and the emotional fragmentation that happens when relocating to another country. The work also tackles difficult topics of corruption in Mexican politics and the Catholic Church, exploring these themes through a nostalgic lens.

DSC_0088_edited
DSC_0088_edited

2016 Drum, wood, metal, porcelain, stoneware and glaze 63 x 49 x 49 in

Santiago y Soco
Santiago y Soco

2016 Drum, wood, metal, porcelain, stoneware, glaze, acrylic enamel and cymbal

Monumento al Minero
Monumento al Minero

2016 Drum, wood, metal, porcelain, stoneware and glaze 60 x 38 x 38 in

La Paz
La Paz

Exhibition detail Hyde Park Art Center 2016

Socorrito
Socorrito

2016 Drum, porcelain, stoneware, glaze and metal 24 x 20 x 10 in

Reminiscenses
Reminiscenses

2015-2016 Variables Porcelain, plastic, cymbals, metal, wood, canvas, plastic plants and video projection

Installation detail

Nerón
Nerón

2016 Drum, wood, metal, porcelain, stoneware and cymbal

Mina San Ignacio
Mina San Ignacio

2016 Drum, porcelain, stoneware, glazes and metal 69 x 47 x 41 in

De adobe I and II
De adobe I and II

2016 Porcelain, metal and oil on canvas

Chocolate
Chocolate

2014 Porcelain, gazes, metal, oil paint and canvas

Rigo, Coneja y Enano
Rigo, Coneja y Enano

2013 - 2016 Stoneware, glaze, metal and oil on cavas 81 x 36 x 10 in

Chaguito
Chaguito

2013 - 2016 Stoneware, glaze, metal and oil on cavas 120 x 72 x 11 in

Burghers of El Rayo
Burghers of El Rayo

2014 Porcelain, oil, glazes, wood and plastic plant on canvas 112 x 102 x 30 in (285 x 260 x 77 cm)

La Paz
La Paz

Exhibition view Hyde Park Art Center

Memorial I
Memorial I

2013 Stoneware, porcelain, oil, metal, epoxy glue and paper pulp Variables

Memorial II
Memorial II

2013 Stoneware, porcelain, oil, metal, epoxy glue and paper pulp Variables

Memorial III
Memorial III

2013 Stoneware, porcelain, oil, metal, epoxy glue and paper pulp Variables

Panteon Municipal
Panteon Municipal

2014 Variables Porcelain, oil, metal, glass, polyurethane foam and canvas National Museum of Mexican Art

Installation detail