I was born in the Empalme De Boaco in Nicaragua. I moved to the United States when I was 11. I was accepted into the well-known magnet high school of New World School of the Arts (2005-2009) in Miami, Florida. In the years that followed I moved to Kansas City Missouri where I attended the Kansas City Art Institute with a full scholarship. I graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting. Right now, all I care about is to live the life of a creator and to let it take me places. I’m not a starving artist, to me, money is nothing more than material in the process of making art. It is not the end result for my creations. My five principals are as follows: 1) I’m a creator 2) I’m healthy 3) I can accomplish anything 4) My art has love and freedom :)
An important component of my creative practice is the challenge of working on multiple sketchbooks during a year. This helps to maintain a circulation and record of ideas. As a result of this practice I’m left with drawings that can be considered finished art pieces or blueprints for future exploration. This way of operating allows my natural creativity to function in a planned out way or impromptu mode. Ultimately this ability enables me the time and realm to play with concepts with complete freedom, which is a major motivator in my studio.
When working on my art I draw from a lexicon of personal symbols. Many symbols allude to family ties, but also to larger concepts such as freedom and survival. I consider myself a mixed media artist that can create something out of anything I can get my hands on. However, I like to re-explore the plethora of information and techniques that I’m confident with. This is why my work carries a playful knowledge of color, material, composition and my attention to detail, which is infused with symbolism and narrative.
Finally I’m always asking myself how can I push myself further and create new refreshing things? I want my pieces to exude beauty, mystery and meaning. I invest clear curiosity, time and energy which beckons the viewer to do so as well.