The Studio of the Latino Lover
A review of art history often gives the impression that only white men have been creating good, impactful paintings and artwork in the last 200-years. This has the effect of excluding diverse voices, experiences and narratives in the arts and beyond into the collective history. The goal of my project is to extend a tumultuous, nuanced aspect of the Latino/Latinx experience in the practice of painting and artmaking. My approach to this will be a juxtaposition of making work that is in conversation with renown artworks, nested into silhouettes that represent racist tropes and stereotypes. This representation helps to illustrate that a diverse population does contribute and is in dialog with realms of art that have historically excluded the marginalized, disadvantaged and people of color. The implication of this project is an essential conversation directly connected to the need for diversity.