My work delves into the contemporary understanding of socially-shaped, unconscious behaviors, and challenges what is accepted by society as natural, necessary, and normal. As a political artist who uses painting and photography for social transformation, I examine the concept of power and the relationships between blackness, civil rights, and the police system through the lens of my personal experiences in Cuba and the United States.
My goal as an artist is to carry out and record critical observations of reality. I usually appropriate existing tools outside the field of art, such as participant observation, to develop critical models and strategies based on actions, ideas, and ethics-related concepts.
I invite viewers to experience the beauty of my artwork while being educated about the specific cultural context and roots of its imagery. As the visual language that I employ has evolved beyond its Cuban references, it has grown to address broader aspects of socio-historical vulnerability. Ultimately, my exhibitions should be experienced as a welcoming place for resistance, self-reflection, and liberation.