Abstraction has become the vehicle in which I explore the continual struggle to integrate the dual worlds in which we exist: the external world which is the sum of our sensory experiences, and the inner world of our subconscious and spirit. Working in a state of no mind, I build a bridge between these worlds. In drawing ideas from the ”East” I endeavor to quiet the mind and remove thought from the work process, bringing forth surprising and joyous works of play. It becomes a dance of sorts. In this sober state the ego cannot obstruct the fluency of what comes out of the creative process. It’s only in the act of surrendering to these mysterious vast energetic fields of consciousness where I experience and make works in the spirit of play. The intuitive gestural brushstrokes represent the visual impulse of these manifested energetic fields, forming orchestral compositions resonating with color and movement.
I combine ancient and modern media to capture the momentary sumptuous nuances and veils of watercolor. These images act as a catalyst for the oil and acrylic paintings.
Capture the Moment
Life has value because it is transient and impermanent. Photographing the watercolor before it dries up opens up a new world of joyous possibilities.
b.1968, Bogota, Colombia
Lives and works in New York City, N.Y.
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1996-2001 Art Students League, NYC
1988-1992 BFA, School of Visual Arts, NYC
1989 Chautauqua Institution School of Art, Summer, NY
1983-1986 High School of Art and Design, Painting, NYC
2018 No Sanctuary, Friday Studio Gallery, Bushwick N.Y.
2017 The Dissimulation, A transformation in Abstract, E-Modern Gallerie, PA
Undefined Abstraction, William Whipple Gallery, SMSU, MN
High Line Open Studios Exhibit, Chelsea NYC
2016 High Line Open Studios Exhibit, Chelsea NYC
2012 Paintings and Photographs, SBM Gallery, NYC
2010 Team Work, Allan Nederpelt Fine Arts, NY
Latin Art Experience, Franklin 54 Gallery and Projects, NYC
Spontaneous, Space Womb Gallery, NY
1992-2017 Works held in private collections in The United States, Colombia, and Australia
1993 Neuberger Berman
2002- Present Senior Associate, Jeff Koons LLC., NYC
Production of oil paintings for Jeff Koons
1996-2001 Painting Manager, Jeff Koons LLC., NYC
Responsible for the production of many large scale oil paintings.
Jeff Koons : Series: Celebration, Easy Fun, and Easy-Fun Ethereal.
1992- 2018 Private sales, Paintings and Limited Edition Prints
Freelance Illustration: DH Blair and Co., Neuberger and
Berman, State Mutual Life Assurance, N.Y. Life Insurance,
Miramax, Bon Appetite, Charter Medical Corp., School of Visual Arts,
Dartmouth College, Plum Graphics, Mikaya Press