Biography

Art Statement

"When we embrace challenges we open ourselves up to special opportunities – to learn, to grow, to develop resilience, and to be empowered. In modern society, the nature of the conflicts that we’re presented with is unique; in that we’re regularly tasked with overcoming adversity while maintain a true essence to our individual being."  My paintings embody the passion, awareness, vulnerability, and strength associated with the contemporary struggle. 

 

A native Angelino I brings both darkness and vibrancy to my work, utilizes my paintbrush as a vessel to bring audiences on a journey towards discovery. My works tell stories that range from vanity and consumerism, to freedom and love.  For critics and art enthusiasts alike, the experience of viewing my work is as much about connecting my vision as it to one’s own beliefs and feelings. 

 

Best known for my infatuation with lines, each of my brush strokes serve a purpose; capturing unique emotions one moment at a time. I believe, “lines have their own life.” With this mantra, it becomes clear why all of my work is so unique. 

 

My on-canvas stories challenge the status quo. They spark changes in the ways that people engage with art. To date, My work has been on display in both solo and group exhibitions across the United States and Mexico. Additionally, I have garnered media coverage and reviews from countless national publications and news outlets – receiving acclaim for his heartfelt and powerful work. 

 

Still, my focus remains on the means in which I best expresses myself to the world – using the canvas as a platform to address sensitive topics, explore the depths of my truth, inspire others to think freely, and to create a meaningful legacy through my painting. 

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Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

Prohibition Gallery                                                2015

Lancers                                                                    2009

Silver Lake Art Gallery                                           2004

Gallery 8                                                                  2003 

Gallery 8                                                                  2002

V.C. Gallery                                                              2000

Ark Gallery                                                              1998 

Barnes & Noble                                                      1998

Camino Rea                                                             1998

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

Building Bridges Gallery (National Semi Finals)  2015

4 Elements Gallery                                                   2012

Hangar 1018                                                             2008

Metro Gallery "2 man show"                                  2007

Metro Gallery                                                            2006

Museo de Chamizal (Mexico)                                 2003

Hal Marcus Gallery "2 man show"                         2003

V.C. Gallery                                                                 2001

Bridge Center Gallery                                              2000

Camino Real                                                              2000

Ark Gallery                                                                 1998

Galeria Palacio                                                          1998

Ysleta Independent School District                        1996

 

PUBLICATIONS / MEDIA

 

Artillery Magazine (Los Angeles)

Art LTD (Los Angeles)

Tu Ciudad Magazine (Los Angeles)

Disney "Latino Heritage Publication" (Los Angeles)

Brooklyn and Boyle Magazine

El Paso Times (TX)

Channel 7 News " Morning Show (TX)

Accent On The Arts " Cable Show" (TX)

What's Up, Magazine (TX)

Looking at El Paso, Magazine (TX)

El Paso Scene, Magazine

Diario "Newspaper" (Mexico)

El Paso Inc. Magazine

Channel 56 News (TX)

Channel 7, Segment (TX)

Channel 48 Telemundo " Succeeding without borders. (Mexico)

 

 

 

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