As a painter, my endeavor is to use the power of Light & Dark to its maximum effect in order to capture the inner psyche of each individual. I strive to do this by not just isolating the main focal point, but using the Positive & Negative space to fuse together the main subject with its immediate surroundings; showing how one is affecting the other, creating a bond between all involved.
My work centers on the experiences of people within the confines of urban life. Whether in the subway, in the streets, or in a park, I always strive to capture my subjects in a moment that solely belongs to them; always adding a certain dignity regardless of whether they have much, or little. At times I give the observer points of reference to understand the situation at hand; but in most cases, I leave it up to the observer’s imagination to interpret what is going on, inviting him/her to become part of the painting rather than just an onlooker.
2006 “Luz Y Oscuridad”- Taller Boricua Gallery NYC, Curator Fernando Salicrup, (Solo Show)
2006 “The Illustrated World”- Syracuse Lubin House, NYC (Invitation)
2005 Hispanic Center of Greater Danbury, CT- Curator Valerie Cooper, (Solo Show)
2005 ARTEXPO - New York, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, NYC
2004 15th Annual BRIO Awards Exhibition, Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos, NYC
2004 “Visions of a Culture”, WSAC Annual Black History Month Exhibition, NYC
2003 Barnes & Noble Booksellers, NYC ( Solo Show )
2002 “Prevailing Human Spirit”, Society Of Illustrators, NYC, ( Invitation )
2001 “Viva America”, Manhattan Borough President’s Gallery” C. Virginia Fields
(Invitation) Curator - Raul Manzano
2000 “A Salute to Hispanic Heritage”, Manhattan Borough President’s Gallery, C. Virginia Fields, NYC, (Juried Show) Curator - Raul Manzano