As an artist I have always been interested in the relationship between content and context. I have always liked to link what at first glance what it seems un-linkable or just un-questionable to let the viewer decide and make his/hers own conclusions, but the act of confronting paradoxes and sometimes state the obvious have guided my public art proposals and built projects with more than one story behind them.
The counterpart to placement and its figurative decisions is where irony and humor appears and becomes as important as the site itself. It is by definition the round up connection that overcomes the shape and gives the name or title that the piece finally endures. This usually becomes the moment of recognition and coherence, a moment of reflection that provokes a variety of reactions that have always make empathy so interesting.
On the making of public art I am constantly on the search of ways to engage with the everyday user through a use of different aspects of what is inherent to the placement of the piece, whether it be materiality, scale or functionality. Color, texture, sound, lighting or movement becomes as important as the place itself, and the response grows naturally from the various readings of the site.
Born in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico in 1967. Has an Architecture Masters from the University of Puerto Rico and has also studied in Madrid and Venice.
He has worked in various architectural firms and public projects (mass transport train) in Puerto Rico and Miami. He has won competitions for “Arte Publico” (Public Art Project) in Puerto Rico in 1999 (PALOMA and PLATANAL), “Proyecto de Arte Publico” (AEDES and BLOB) in 2003, has also been commissioned for several private and public sculptures, having being published in China with “Las Salinas de Salinas “ in 2011.
He has also been selected in 2009 as part of the selection for Muestra Nacional 09 and selected to show at GZ Basel in 2012, TRAIL, Devon England in 2010 and 2012, and Sculpture by the Sea in Australia 2012-2013. Also has showed in New York and Miami and Puerto Rico
The artist has had a numerous successful exhibitions, both solo performances/ installations and collectives.
Since 2011 he has made several household objects that are sold at several design stores in Puerto Rico.
2012 Blackbirds * interamerican university, PR
2003 Airheads *museo de san juan
2012 ART TAKES TIMES SQUARE, New York
2012 TRAIL Devon England
2010 TRAIL Devon England
2009 Muestra Nacional 09
Arsenal de Puerto Rico
2008 MAPR Omix Factum
2000-08 Petrus Gallery Various Collectives
2015 Prequalified by Public Works (ASHGAL)
for Artscape Elements for Expressways.
Assessment by KBR , CHMHILL HALCROW, QATAR
2012 ABSOLUTE BLANK San Juan, PR
2003 AËDES SCULPTURE San Juan, PR
2003 BLOB SCULPTURE San Juan, PR
2001 Sapphire Bombay’s “Martini Cup” Competition
2000 PALOMA SCULPTURE San Juan, PR
2000 PLATANAL SCULPTURE San Juan, PR
ART FAIRS COPMETITIONS
2012 SXS Sydney Australia
2012 ART BASEL Basel Switzerland
2009 SCOOPE FAIR Miami
2008 ART MOW FAIR New York
Cum into the light
2007 ART MOW FAIR Miami Florida
2006 SJU-MIA ONE WAY TICKET Miami Florida
La carta que no escribo
Masters in Landscape and Public Sculpture
Editorial Team: Ifeng Space China
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