Welcome to this collection: The Relentless.
As a creator, one thing that calls my attention is the man and its precarious conditions. So, mental sickness, pathological behaviour, forensics… are some topics I explore in this series. I picture people that have social malfunctions and disorders which drive them to commit crime. The tragedy of their lives and the paths in which they have crossed in the lives of others are the impulsive elements that compel me to create this series.
I dedicate my work to the victims of the perpetrators I work on and to the multidisciplinary law enforcement team that pursues these offenders. I included in this collection the "manhunters" because I think they too are relentless. Those who fight "monsters" are also part of this collection because if they "gaze long enough into the abyss, the abyss gazes back on them." (1) I believe the law enforcement team's work causes to them profound harm. They become as injured (sometimes, with post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD) as those they pursue, only different.
My work in this collection isn't an apology for crime, it's my interpretation of the criminal phenomenon.
1 The above quote is a freedom I have allowed myself to use in this context. It's from Friedrich Nietzsche, as we may know. It's also used by Robert Ressler (1937-2013, US), an FBI agent that coined the term "serial killer" during the 1970s, among others.
My Initial Resources
As an artist, some of the resources I have in hand to create a piece are the public domain official mug shots done by the US police department, which are the front and profile views of these men.
The tools I use are clay sculpting, silicone, plaster and cement (to make the casting), oil painting, charcoal, acrylics, digital painting, coloured pencils, ink, paper or canvas, etc.
An interesting work using mixed mediums is one I recently created, Inmate No. 7, where I portray my interpretation of an inmate in two different mediums: a painting (oil and acrylic on canvas) and a physical sculpture (plasticine, clay, plaster, cement, and acrylic paint). I present these two artworks as a unit. This to provoke a speech, a certain interaction between both works.
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Art & Mindfulness For Business and Schools. Program For Creativity And Well-being
As an art teacher, I've designed this program for Business and Schools who seek a means of anti-stress relaxation through artistic enjoyment. The teaching I offer is a lifelong learning, as it encourages participants to practice their emotional intelligence both individually and as a group.
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