London, Camberwell College of Arts, Postgraduate Summer Show, 16 – 22 July 2015
Woking, The Lightbox, The Ingram Collection: Where’s God Now? 18 July – 27 September 2015
The artist comments: “Parable” is the materialisation of a personal philosophy of life, a depiction of the core values required to live a worthy life, values to be embodied by humanity. A way of living one’s life, of earning that title of human that has as its only reward the weight of moral responsibility and the satisfaction of doing right.
The imagery centres on the contrast between the fragility and reality of human existence in
relation to its strength and capacity. This I tried to represent with the nature of the bodies.
Borrowed elements from my personal experiences growing up in South America are used as a
representation of welcome, providence and human warmth. The colour palette is heavily
influenced by the polarised physical and social contrast existing in the city of New York.
The result is an image composed of three characters that represent the different qualities I hold
as a moral compass; care, action, and endurance. Despite the transcendental subject matter,
the painting tries, in the light touch of the line and faint tones tries to exist quietly, hoping for the narrative to be completed by the viewer, who through engaging with the painting and making
sense of the elements that resonate, takes the place of the last, most vital character of the
parable; independent thinking.
To think for oneself.
To take action.
To be human.