FINE ART 

FINDING IDENTITY

2019-2020

Cuenca, Ecuador

Although migration allows people to create new lives and find new work, migrants also experience stresses that impact their emotional wellbeing, interrupting

cultural norms, religious customs, and social support systems. Migrants must, in adjusting to new cultures, redefine identity and accept selves that inevitably evolve.

 

Identity clearly impacts how we view ourselves as unique from others.  But race, culture, and ethnicity also affect identity, especially in the wake of migration and acculturation, since it is through both memory and new experience that the self evolves.

 

In this exhibit I use my memories, immigrant experiences, and religious views to explore exactly this process, a journey I image in both paintings and linocuts. I use a palette of bold, primary colors that are complemented by solid, cold ones. These create geometric forms that explore how memory and migration have affected who I am still becoming. At the same time, the universality of my images will also speak to viewers from other cultural contexts. In this way larger audiences can appreciate how my art might echo their own memories and articulate parts of their own evolving identities.

 

"We are our memories, we are that chimeric museum of inconstant forms, a collection of broken mirrors."

- Jorge Luis Borges

Finding Identity
Concrete Jungle
Mother Pigeons
La Selva
Lo Urbano
El Caribe
Trinity
Holy Pigeon I
Holy Pigeon II
Holy Pigeon III
Urban Pigeons I
Urban Pigeons II
Primary Pigeons I
Primary Pigeons II

Mother Earth

2018 - 2019

Mother Earth collection composed by 12 art pieces elaborated with fluid acrylic, mica, recycled materials and epoxy resin.

All materials used as a representations of what can be found on an Island. Different elements in nature are portrayed in an abstract and graphic form in a vivid way to create consciousness of the beauty found in today's planet and how our actions can affect future generations. 

Elements

Epoxy resin, glitter and acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20 in, 2019, Availabe

Peace & Love / Night & Day

Epoxy resin, mica and acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12 in, 2019, Available

La Mar 2

Epoxy resin and acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12 in, 2019, Available

La Mar 1

Epoxy resin and acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12 in, 2019, SOLD

Between two Walls

Epoxy resin and acrylic on canvas, 8 x 10 in, 2019, Available

Balsas 1

Epoxy resin and acrylic on toilet paper rolls, 18 x 24 in, 2019, Available

Balsas 2

Epoxy resin and acrylic on toilet paper rolls, 18 x 24 in, 2019, Available

Balsas 3

Epoxy resin and acrylic on toilet paper rolls, 18 x 24 in, 2019, Available

Hibiscus

Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 45 in, 2019, Available

Hibiscus Studies

Epoxy resin and acrylic on canvas panel, 12 x 10 in, 2018, SOLD

ROA

1300 bottle caps, glitter, epoxy resin and acrylic on plywood, 40 x 40 in, 2019, SOLD

Topography

Epoxy resin and acrylic on canvas panel, 8 x 10 in, 2018, Available

Jaszdosza, Hungary, Art Residency

2018

Since 1902

Acrylic on canvas, 18 x 24 in, 2019, SOLD

Tarna

Acrylic on a school chair, 2019, Property of Jaszdosza Art Camp, Hungary

Sunflower

Acrylic on canvas,18 x 24 in, Property of Jaszdosza Art Camp, Hungary

Aggressor Series

2018-2019

This series was created as an art study for a commission proposal for the Roatan Aggressor live aboard boat.

The 6 pieces represents the vivid colors and complex natural forms seen underwater. 

Aggressor 1

Acrylic on paper, 14.75 x 18 in, 2018, SOLD

Aggressor 2

Acrylic on paper, 14.75 x 18 in, 2018, SOLD

Aggressor 4

Acrylic on paper, 14.75 x 18 in, 2018, SOLD

Aggressor 4

Acrylic on paper, 14.75 x 18 in, 2018, SOLD

Aggressor 5

Acrylic on paper, 14.75 x 18 in, 2018, SOLD

Aggressor 6

Acrylic on paper, 14.75 x 18 in, 2018, SOLD

Awake

2016-2017

My starting point is the sea, whenever I arrive on an island full of colors, textures, with unpredictable tides, shades of blue and vegetation, it is like waking up to a fleeting reality that is activated when we see the sea. Feelings of joy, peace, nostalgia, mystery and environmental awareness are the inspiration of my work. They reflect that moment of awakening, which eventually fades away from leaving that place and that is why there is a need to return and awaken those feelings again, as a continuous cycle to create. 

Intermittence 1

Mixed Media, 25 x 25 in, 2017, SOLD

Intermittence 2

Mixed Media, 25 x 25 in, 2017, SOLD

Intermittence 3

Mixed Media, 25 x 25 in, 2017, SOLD

Clear View

Acrylic on Canvas, 30 x 60 in, 2017, Available

Mobile Perspectives

Acrylic on Canvas, 30 x 45 in, 2017, Available

Loose

Epoxy resin, peacock feather & acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24 in 2017, SOLD

Precious Moments 3

Mixed Media, 14 x 14 in, 2017, Available

Precious Memories 2

Mixed Media, 12 x 12 in, 2017, Available

Precious Moments 1

Mixed Media, 14 x 14 in, 2017, SOLD

Seahorse 1

Sharpie on Paper, 10 x 10 in, 2016, SOLD

Seahorse 2

Sharpie on Paper, 10 x 10 in, 2016, SOLD

Seahorse 3

Sharpie on Paper, 10 x 10 in, 2016, SOLD

Dialogue with the Horizon

Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 24 in, 2017, SOLD

Untitled

Sharpie on paper, 11.75 x 14 in, 2016, Private Collection

On Retreat

Epoxy resin, sharpie and acrylic on canvas panel, 24 x 36 in, 2016, Available

Situation or intermediate state between an old or past and a new one, which is reached after a change. It is the state in which I transition from a work based on aesthetics and technique of painting to a work with a very personal background. Where I intentionally connect my curiosity for nature, childhood experiences, the abstract and the geometric. Using various techniques that I have experienced recently, from the use of resins, marble, textures, sheets of gold, silver and copper.

 

The show that I present is not a specific series, it is a set of works that together tell a story of my personal journey as an artist through the years. A journey that ends from the experience when I changed my study from the city to an island where I reached a connection with a simpler island lifestyle and attached to nature. I experienced marine life, new forms, colors and overcome fears, which allowed me to transform my work.

Achieving a breakdown and fragmentation of different themes such as marine life, mosaics, flowers, landscapes and abstracts that describe me more deeply in my search for transitions of my personal and artistic curiosities.

Transitions

2013-2016

Everything is Intentional

Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40 in, 2016, SOLD

In progress

Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 60 in, 2016, Available

Movement

Acrylic on mazonite, 36 x 48 in, 2016, SOLD

Hourglass Skeleton Leaf

Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 36 in, 2012, SOLD

Entre el Bosque

Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 36 in, 2012, SOLD

Mar y Tierra

Acrylic on canvas, 25 x 25 in, 2016, SOLD

The Other Species

Acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20 in, 2015, Private Collection

Curiosidad del Color

Acrylic on canvas,16 x 20 in, 2015, SOLD

Solitude

Acrylic on canvas, 14 x 14 in, 2015, Private Collection

Driven by the Wind

Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 36 in, 2016, SOLD

Under the Big Sea #1

Acrylic on canvas, 25 x 25 in, 2016, SOLD

Under the Big Sea #2

Acrylic on canvas, 25 x 25 in, 2016, SOLD

Under the Big Sea #3

Acrylic on canvas, 25 x 25 in, 2016, SOLD

Under the Sea Mini Series

Epoxy resin and acrylic on canvas, 2 x 2 in each, 2016, Private Collection

Under the Sea #37

Mixed Media, 4 x 4 in, 2016, SOLD

Under the Sea #38

Diptych Epoxy resin and acrylic on canvas, 4 x 8 in, 2016, SOLD

Under the Sea #41

Diptych Epoxy resin and acrylic on canvas, 4 x 8 in, 2016, Private Collection

Under the Sea #39

Mixed Media, 4 x 4 in, 2016, SOLD

Lettuce Coral

Mixed Media, 8 x 10 in, 2016, SOLD

Under the Sea #40

Mixed Media, 4 x 4 in, 2016, SOLD

Opposite Opulence (Gold)

Gold leaf and acrylic on canvas, 25 x 25 in, 2015, Available

Opposite Opulence (Silver)

Silver leaf and acrylic on canvas, 25 x 25 in, 2015, Available

Opposite Opulence (Copper)

Copper leaf and acrylic on canvas, 25 x 25 in, 2015, Available

Complement

Acrylic on canvas, 33 x 33 in, 2016, Available

Fluvial

Mixed Media, 40 x 8 in, 2016, SOLD

Pacific Silence

Mixed Media, 33 x 33 in, 2016, SOLD

Never Ending

Acrylic on canvas, 16 x 16 in, 2012, SOLD

Dualism #1

Acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20 in, 2016, SOLD

Dualism #2

Acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20 in, 2016, SOLD

Under the Sea #1

Mixed media, 2 x 2", 2016, SOLD

Under the Sea #2

Mixed media, 2 x 2", 2016, SOLD

Under the Sea #3

Mixed media, 2 x 2", 2016, SOLD

Under the Sea #4

Mixed media, 2 x 2", 2016, SOLD

Under the Sea #5

Mixed media, 2 x 2", 2016, SOLD

Under the Sea #6

Mixed media, 2 x 2", 2016, SOLD

Under the Sea #7

Mixed media, 2 x 2", 2016, SOLD

Under the Sea #8

Mixed media, 2 x 2", 2016, SOLD

Under the Sea #9

Mixed media, 2 x 2", 2016, SOLD

Under the Sea #10

Mixed media, 2 x 2", 2016, SOLD

Under the Sea #11

Mixed media, 2 x 2", 2016, SOLD

Under the Sea #12

Mixed media, 2 x 2", 2016, SOLD

Under the Sea #13

Mixed media, 2 x 2", 2016, SOLD

Under the Sea #14

Mixed media, 2 x 2", 2016, SOLD

Under the Sea #15

Mixed media, 2 x 2", 2016, SOLD

Under the Sea #16

Mixed media, 2 x 2", 2016, SOLD

Under the Sea #17

Mixed media, 2 x 2", 2016, SOLD

Under the Sea #18

Mixed media, 2 x 2", 2016, SOLD

Under the Sea #19

Mixed media, 2 x 2", 2016, SOLD

Under the Sea #20

Mixed media, 2 x 2", 2016, SOLD

Under the Sea #21

Mixed media, 2 x 2", 2016, SOLD

Under the Sea #22

Mixed media, 2 x 2", 2016, SOLD

Under the Sea #23

Mixed media, 2 x 2", 2016, SOLD

Under the Sea #24

Mixed media, 2 x 2", 2016, SOLD

Under the Sea #25

Mixed media, 2 x 2", 2016, SOLD

Under the Sea #26

Mixed media, 2 x 2", 2016, SOLD

Under the Sea #27

Mixed media, 2 x 2", 2016, SOLD

Under the Sea #28

Mixed media, 2 x 2", 2016, SOLD

Under the Sea #29

Mixed media, 2 x 2", 2016, SOLD

Under the Sea #30

Mixed media, 2 x 2", 2016, SOLD

Under the Sea #31

Mixed media, 2 x 2", 2016, SOLD

Under the Sea #32

Mixed media, 2 x 2", 2016, SOLD

Under the Sea #33

Mixed media, 2 x 2", 2016, SOLD

Under the Sea #34

Mixed media, 2 x 2", 2016, SOLD

Under the Sea #35

Mixed media, 2 x 2", 2016, SOLD

Under the Sea #36

Mixed media, 2 x 2", 2016, SOLD

Past Works

2013-2009

Complementary Opposites

Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 30 in, 2013, SOLD

5 PM Coyolito

Acrylic on canvas, 18 x 24 in, 2013, SOLD

Black & Blue

Silver leaf and acrylic on canvas panel, 24 x 36 in, 2013, SOLD

Dita

Acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20 in, 2013, SOLD

Dichromatic Jen

Gold leaf and acrylic on canvas panel, 16 x 20 in, 2013, SOLD

The Ballerinas

Gold leaf and acrylic on canvas, 18 x 24 in, 2013, SOLD

Centenario de Color

Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 36 in, 2013, Private Collection (Banco Atlantida)

Glass Reflection

Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 36 in, 2013, SOLD

Prismatic Tulip

Silver leaf and acrylic on canvas, 24 x 50 in , 2013, SOLD

Guggenheim

Acrylic on canvas, 25 x 25 in, 2013, SOLD

Titere al Volante

Acrylic on canvas,16 x 20 in, 2013, SOLD

Fuerte Gracias Lempira

Acrylic on canvas, 45 x 35 in, 2013, SOLD

Anemones Study

Prismacolors and acrylic on paper, 11 x 14 in, 2013, SOLD

Women

Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 24 in, 2012, SOLD

Colorful Dream

Acrylic on mezonite, 30 x 48 in, 2012, Private Collection (Universidad Metropolitana de Honduras)

NYC Tulip

Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 36 in, 2012, SOLD

Two years later

Ditych- acrylic on canvas, 35 x 45 in, 2012, SOLD

Pink & Turquoise Rosemallow

Arcylic on canvas, 30 x 30 in, 2012 Private Collection (Banco Atlantida)

Imperfect Reflex

Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 50 in, 2012, SOLD

Love in a Tulip

Epoxy resin and acrylic on wood,11 x 24 in, 2011, Private Collection

Happiness to my Soul

Acrylic on canvas, 8 x 12 in, 2011, SOLD

New Born Dahlia

Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 in, 2010, SOLD

Autumn

Gold leaf and acrylic on paper, 10 x 12 in, 2010, SOLD

Tripping Colorful Leaf

Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 36 in, 2009, SOLD

Open Rosemallow

Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 in, 2009, SOLD

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Jen. Irias - Honduras - Ecuador

 

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Untitled

Sharpie on paper, 11.75 x 14 in, 2016, Private Collection