We as human beings are mentally attached to memories as we evolve into adulthood, but are unable to physically relive those moments again. Coming from a Bordertown with a dominating demographic of Mexican Americans, I have photographs representing the celebratory aspects of my life. I revisit my youth, and transform my photographic references into large scale acrylic paintings influenced by Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein. His precision and mechanical style is borrowed, but manipulated into a more playful version that comes from the core of my personality.
The inaccurate depictions of limbs and proportions are intentional due to its playful minimalistic style. My compositions are detachment from physical reality, but breathe once again as I explore the technical processes through stenciling, graphic black outlining, saturated hues, and flat backgrounds.