Oil on canvas, 2016, 20"w x 16"h
My work explores the cultural impact of the social crisis in my native country and relies on symbolism to explore the ideas and sentiments born from this reality. My process involves the collection of found imagery of people and places from Venezuela; the imagery is then rearranged into painted narratives full of imaginative elements such as giants, theatrical atmosphere and fantastical characters. Through these images, I attempt to universalize issues of oppression, crime and social struggle, evoking empathy in societies so distant from my own.
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