I paint women and girls’ experiences related to their sexuality, social class, surrounding environment/society, upbringing and their fortune or misfortunes. These include but are not limited to self-provoked negative happenings; third parties negative treatments; constraints implemented by society; and/or those experiences that are not harmful, but that are judged as negative because of taboo and prejudice. Sometimes, I paint my perceptions on these situations not the exact facts.
I usually work in series with specific themes. I choose the model(s) that will best represent the story I’ll portray or that have experienced it. I paint with little color because I symbolically place my subjects in a parallel universe because of one or all these reasons: their situations are the product of their own minds or product of the minds of others; due to emotional block as result of their experiences; or nostalgia.
I use acrylics on canvas, sometimes oil paint and linen. My formats are from 12" x 12" to 60" x 80". In order to explore stronger, different and more dynamic ambiance and elements for the paintings, I do a research with books, formal and informal interviews, study of documentaries, among others. Sometimes, I simply paint what, through my experience and observation, I think about the subject matter. I work from live models and from photographs as reference.
My interest in the subject of "women" comes from experiences of people I know, from my own experiences, and from my observation of women, society and the media. Also, by the general behavior of women in my culture and in other Latin cultures, male chauvinism supported by women, the misuse of feminism, and the "boom" of objectification and self-objectification of women in recent years. Last but not least, the irony and fragility of life.
I paint to incite conversations about unconventional situations related to women, their consequences and possible backgrounds. Also, about the duality of what is actually wrong and what is “perceived” as wrong about women by females themselves, men and society in general.