Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Visual Art
My most recent body of work was produced out of the pleasure of exploring pure formal and processual painting. In this text—divided by sections titled like a traditional opera to highlight the mise-en-scene quality of my artwork—the reader will find clues about the context, inspirations, and desires that led to my current practice, such as my ambivalent condition as an immigrant, my exposure to post-conceptual abstraction embodied in Christopher Wool’s provocative oeuvre, and my interest in offering the viewer the experience of what I call “an aesthetic interrogation.” l have privileged in this thesis my own voice and character with the hope to articulate a sincere and individual approach to art-making that not only legitimizes my practice as a contemporary artist, but makes it more human, universal, timeless, and trivial.
Thesis Text Advisor
Rios Morales, Jorge, "Azul, Amarillo, Rojo" (2023). MFA in Visual Art. 19.