Artist's Statement ::
I recall that when I was seven years old I made a drawing about my natal
city, Guayaquil, Ecuador. If I am not mistaken, the drawing showed children
crying and old rustic houses in the background. When I showed the drawing to
my aunt and mother, they said "oh look, this child has talent, we should send
him to art school.
As strange it may sound like, I remember that moment almost every day of my
life. Because of that, on the spring of 2000 I started painting. By the way,
I did not go to art school, but pursued other studies.
It has been almost three years ever since I started painting and I have
noticed that I have evolved quite a lot during this period. I have worked on
different styles of paintings such as surrealism, cubism, abstract, and
abstract cubism. It was until the summer of 2002 that I created a series of
painting called "my colorful mind" in which I combine abstract with cubism
using vibrant colors. In this series
show what kind of person I am by using symbolism. For instance, I usually
use a bird to express freedom, an orange slice to express creativity, a
watermelon to represent fertility, a clock to represent that many artists
gain recognition only after their death.
One of my goals is to become a recognized artist and to show my paintings all
over the world. Also, I work as a science teacher in a New York City high
school. So, my time is scarce to create. Last but not least, I have sold my
paintings to collectors from the United States, Canada, France, Belgium,
Iceland, Denmark, Ireland, and Colombia.