Text Paintings 2008-2009


Untitled (True Freedom), 2009
Gouache, colored pencil, graphite on paper
11 x 15 in | 28 x 38 cm



Please, Make It Work!, 2009
Gouache, colored pencil on paper
11 x 15 in | 28 x 38 cm



The Past is Beautiful, 2009
Gouache, colored pencil, graphite, ink on paper
22.5 x 30 in | 57 x 76 cm



The Past is Beautiful (detail), 2009
Gouache, colored pencil, graphite, ink on paper
22.5 x 30 in | 57 x 76 cm



Everything Changes (Jellyfish), 2009
Gouache, colored pencil, graphite on paper
22.5 x 30 in | 57 x 76 cm



Permanent Beauty, 2009
Acrylic and mixed media on paper
22.5 x 30 in | 57 x 76 cm



Weather II, 2008
Gouache on paper
11 x 15 in | 28 x 38 cm



t is What it is (orange), 2008
Gouache, colored pencil, graphite on paper
11 x 15 in | 28 x 38 cm



(Dis)location II, 2008
Gouache, paper collage on paper
11 x 15 in | 28 x 38 cm



Accept Your Circumstances, 2008
Gouache, colored pencil on paper
11 x 15 in | 28 x 38 cm



It is What it is (pink), 2008
Gouache on paper
11 x 15 in | 28 x 38 cm



You Can Rest Now!, 2008
Gouache on paper
11 x 15 in | 28 x 38 cm



Everything Changes, 2008
Gouache, colored pencil on paper
20 x 28 in | 51 x 71 cm



The First Day, 2008
Gouache, colored pencil on paper
22.5 x 30 in | 57 x 76 cm



The Last Day of Freedom, 2008
Gouache, colored pencil on paper
22.5 x 30 in | 57 x 76 cm



Make It Work!, 2008
Gouache, colored pencil on paper
11 x 15 in | 28 x 38 cm



Freedom, 2008
Gouache, colored pencil, graphite on paper
11 x 15 in | 28 x 38 cm



(Dis)location I, 2008
Gouache, ink on paper
11 x 15 in | 28 x 38 cm

My paintings on paper from 2008 and 2009 draw influence from advertising, abstraction, minimalism and graphic design, as well from ideas by people I know and interact with, and the books I read.
I have always been fascinated by the allure of advertising: by the slick, colorful and bubble gum reality it sells us and, at the same time, by the controlling power these images hold.
In pieces such as It is What it is, Everything Changes or The Past is Beautiful I have combined ideas taken from literature, people's philosophies and my own beliefs, with primitive organic elements taken from marine life and other sources. By using the same graphic tools that advertising draws on, I offer blank spaces to non-commercial ideas and private observations. I am very interested in the interaction between text and image, and between the visual and mental components in these works. These texts are also meditations on the difficulties of the creative process.