Size: 36"W x 48"H x 6"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
Natural, Makeup depicts an abstract representation of the relationship between natural resources and made products. Nature provides us with an endless array of elements that undergo various transformations to become consumer products. Often times we, the consumer, get so infatuated with the final product that we forget where it came from and what it took to be made. This painting brings attention to their inherent dependence and the importance of their mutual appreciation.
I was born and raised in the humble streets of Caricuao, a district of Caracas, Venezuela. In 1995 I migrated to the United States in search of the coveted American Dream. Growing up, I worked hard to adapt to my new home without losing sight of my roots. The internal struggle of bridging cultural differences without undermining either one’s significance, created the foundation for my work.