The first series below are from my 2011 MFA Thesis Show. At 30 inches by 40 inches, these are large canvases for me. Working at this size presents challenges in design and execution that are very different from working with 3 inch by 5 inch storyboard panels.The size forced me to simplify composition. I desaturated the color palette to give the color a narrative role through evoking a sense of history.
Compositionally, the paintings are about constructing volumetric space within each image, and creating relationships between the sequential images.The narrative follows my grandparents' journey from El Salvador to the United States.
ART PROCESS - Ongoing study of color value and form. After stripping color out of my work, I'm trying to learn how to push the color composition while keeping a strong sense of form.
Same tools as above but with a more saturated palette of Ultramarine Blue, Quinacridone Red, Hansa Yellow and White