ART AND INSPO
I am a painter and collage artist fascinated with mixed identities. I use bold shapes as symbols of my own mixed identity–I am Mexican, Chinese, American, an artist, a scientist, a woman, a descendant of immigrants–and I explore the harmony created when they converge. My art aims to convey these collisions in graphic ways. I seek to balance opposites and extremes, especially focusing on minimalism/maximalism, chaos/order, and the surreal/simple. In everything I do, I celebrate color and invite play.
In my work I process my identity as a foreigner. The blobs and strokes in my work become characters on a journey. I find comfort in their softness, space in their ambiguity, room for me to ponder. I examine the distortionary ideas of success, perfection, femininity, and immigration. I mourn the loss of my culture and ancestors, while also feeling them in my daily life. I compare individualism versus collectivism. I denounce capitalism and the history of my home country, while recognizing that my history is tied to the “American Dream.” At times, these clashing worlds plunge me into nihilism. But they also create a fecund playground, yielding stories and compositions for me to share. I hope to empower myself and others in these grey areas and share this intersectional bounty.