q)Walk us through an intimate day in your life
a)" well, I
don't know how intimate You want me to be ...but let me walk you inside the
rabbit hole, but be warned im not going to keep it PG-13.
It's winter time
in New York City and its awful, it's so cold outside that dogs stick to the
fire hydrants. Nevertheless, the show must go on. At the studio I turn up the
heart to full blast, which at times feels like it's not warm enough. Grab a cub
of coffee, some times I'll add some sambuca or baileys depending on the mood,
and look at the canvas and start really going at it. then I'll grab another
canvas and start painting on that one, I some times paint 2 -4 paintings at the
same time since I have to wait for one to dry to keep on going.
I turn the lights
off and turn on the black light and I start to add more paint on the canvas. My
work is very much based on emotions and my perspective on reality, sex, lust,
desire and love. Which I use the light as a medium to help portray . This
process will take days,weeks,months to finish...some times I feel like it's
Time passes by and
day time becomes night and I'm still in the studio. A few sexy models come by
and keep me company and chat about life and everything in between. Some times
we have some great sex, it helps to get me inspired.
Some times I just
go out to some bars or clubs to get inspired to see people and be around them,
what can I say I'm a people person. Some times I go to some museums to get
inspired and see some great masters and some times I just have to walk down the
street and see some great art.
q) Where did you
grow up/where do you live now and how does that contribute to your art?
question, I'm a man of the world. Was born in New York City then this is when
things get complicated, I lived in Torremolinos Spain and then lived in
Stanford Connecticut , my aunt and uncle had a place on 38th and 1 in Manhattan as well so I
was back and forth between New York and Connecticut. They also moved to Old
Greenwich for a little bit before moving to Boca Raton Florida. At that time I
then moved to Dominican Republic with my mother for a few years then moved to
Boca Raton with my aunt and uncle until they couldn't handle me and I was sent
to boarding school in Long Island.
They ended up
moving back up to Connecticut and buying a new apartment on 116 Central Park
south, which was where i stayed when I had open weekends, which means when I
could go home. I after high school I ended up going to temple university for
international business and Latin American studies in Philadelphia. After three
years I dropped out of college and went down to Orlando to be with my dying
mother. After I was spotted to model and ended up in New York City which
is where I still live now. And to answer you question the answer is
"yes" all this moving and traveling has influenced me in many ways
q) What is your
earliest memory that propelled you to create?
a)I still remember , running
around my mother's apartment and painting on the walls, and hiding it with
white toothpaste,come on of course that makes sense to a 4 year old." My
mom won't see it if it's covered in tooth paste...right." Well she would
see it and it was a slap on my butt...being a rebel is still happening to this
day...I just do it in a wiser way. I really started painting seriously when I
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q) Tell us a little bit about
your creative process.
a)It all starts with a thought
a word a sentence that will be the beginning of the art piece. Then comes the
magic, my mind goes a million miles an hour and I think of everything and
nothing at the same times creating chaos in its purest form but the i slow down
and add symbolism and matter and turn the lights off and turn the black lights
on and start over and this might go for months or says or hours but at the end
of my process I feel like there is balance in my work, hence my style is called
" chaotic balance"
q) How do you wish for your art
to be perceived?
a)My art can be perceived in
many ways since I combine different elements that at times contradict. I mix
abstract expressionist , and Pop-art and street art all mixed into one so in
short you can perceive it in more ways than one , im just showing you the door
and asking it to open it.
q) What do your internal
dialogues sound like?
a)My internal dialogue sounds
like an erotic movie in where the woman is climaxing and scratching her
partners back. As she moans louder and louder then she sees my face. And falls
in love at end. That's how I want you to feel when you see my art work.
q) Do you feel that there are
limitations to what you want to create?
a)No ,the mind is limitless and
the soul is eternal ,so when combined together and it creates art so I might
not be able to make the 16 chapels, in what the world in a box might think of
it but I can create something like it in my own mind.
q) Do you feel art is vital to
survival and if so, why?
a)I painted all my life, just
didn't think that I would wake up one day and say " this is is what I am
going todo for the rest of my life..." I did it as a hobby ,just for the
love of it. Nevertheless, it became a real part of me when I came out of jail.
I had all this pent up frustration, sadness an anger because I felt that I was
judged unfairly and that I was in jail for a petty crime, don't get me wrong I
am feeling really sad for my action but I didn't think it had to be punished
this badly. So I painted to dilute the anger and sadness and frustration and it
helped, it helped even better when people started to buy my art. Now it's
totally the opposite it's happier and much more vivid and I have to thank art
for helping me get through the tough times. It's been my heart, my brain and
the reason to wake up every day.
q) Describe a world without art.
a)Have you seen the movie
equilibrium ? A world without emotions that's what I think the world would
look like ...people walking around like zombies it's sad to even fathom a world
that art is null because I Imagen it will regress us an erase the essence of
what being human is.
q) Tell us a secret, and
a)I just finished fucking the
living hell out of my girl, and her wife doesn't mind that's a little secret.
My obsession is people I'm very gregarious and love being around people, I
guess since I'm a only child without a father or a mother I guess that's why I
am very interested in humanity and trying to help as much as I can
q) Where can people see more of
your work on the internet?