From an early age I had the need to communicate through art skills such as drawing, painting and three-dimensional expressions. Like any average child of Santo Domingo suburbs I grew up in an environment where almost all we played with was made with our own hands and what means we had. Toys like baseball bats made of tree branches, evaporated milk cans transformed to tractors, slingshots, kites made of plastic bags and other recreation tools were the result of the urge of a child to spend a good time. For some reason I’ve always been interested in arts and sciences, even though in my environment I was not exposed to the traditional expression of neither art nor science.
At age 13 I started practicing traditional Chinese martial arts, which since then has influenced my view and reaction to the stimulus to which I am exposed. This experience has allowed me to gain knowledge of kung fu, energetic herbalism, acupuncture, the five elements theory and became my life’s cornerstone.
In my work I am concerned about transmitting what I consider to be the logical sequence of the world’s current vision and the human response to that vision. With what I do I seek, at least almost always, to be consistent with the moment I am living at. I avoid being pretentious.
I am the result of martial practice, of sometimes reaching the ends.
I am the result of many hours reading and doing, of many hours thinking and not doing.
I’m also the result of being a good boy trying to be a bad boy. The result of not even trying anything. The results of keeping myself aside from the traditional approaches (right or left?).
I’m the result of thinking of other possibilities, of complicating and simplifying things to myself.
Ah, Yeah… I studied Fine Arts!!!Google+
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