Drawing on historical, political and personal narratives, my paintings are figurative compositions that conjure the complexity of

the Afro-Latinx experience. The figures in my work inhabit a state of vulnerability that often encourages the viewer to question

their positions on class, race, and geography. I immigrated to the United States in 2002 from the Dominican Republic. Today, I feel

an overpowering responsibility (or calling) to the arts and towards my Black, Latinx, and immigrant communities.

I paint using oils in a naturalistic manner as a means to give clarity to the subjects I present. My devotion is to the accurate

representation of the convoluted histories of the Dominican Republic. I am aiming to highlight an allegorical narrative that

presents the psychological states of the figures in my works while presenting a window to the viewer of their daily lives.