My art practice is conceptual, rather than concretely feeling obligated that the end product must fit into the realm of what is narrowly defined as conceptual in contemporary art practice. The narrow definition of the conceptual is adhered to by those that do not think for themselves, but follow the arbitrary rules that are created by others that have power over contemporary art practice. I do not exclude my hand from this practice for the hand is the mind.

In expressing the conceptual, there exist different degrees of ‘recognizability’. All are equally valid. Creating an ever increasing unreadable object is no more valid than creating an object that exists in ‘reality’. It is the context of these art objects that gives them real validity over time.
Perhaps now you may understand why an artist who is constantly researching and exploring cannot merely live in the narrow confines of one ‘style’. The conceptual practice of an artist does not always culminate in a concrete manifestation of ‘object’. The performative as part of the process results many times in ‘the actual experience is the work of art’. Nonetheless, symbolically/metaphorically, there is a DNA of Memory that exists if only in the body of the artist.

Ironically, discovery must always be unfettered by any confine of dogma.

Chaos is the ultimate creator of the new

I was born in New York City, grew up in La Havana Cuba and in the south Bronx where I attended the Bronx HS of Science. Bilingual from birth, oldest child of Puerto Rican and Cuban parents.
Summa Cum Laude graduate of Boston University (BA Biology with distinction, minor art history).
MD degree from Boston University School of Medicine.
Post-baccalaureate studies at Brandeis University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston included painting, printmaking, photography, and video.
MFA in Studio Arts from Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Paul Ingbretson atelier 1995-1997 Boston Painters lineage.
Taught at numerous places including School of the Museum of Fine Arts (painting), the New Hampshire Institute of Art (drawing and printmaking), and was Master Teacher in Studio Arts at the St. Paul's School Advanced Studies Program (Concord, NH).
Numerous awards and exhibitions throughout the United States.
Passionate about art and science - keep these worlds connected. Interests include philosophy, theoretical physics, ethics, critical thinking, biological and sociological systems, as well as virtual gaming.
Currently have studio #211 in Artspace located in downtown Raleigh (will be leaving Artspace at the end of March 2020), NC. I am a member of 5 points Gallery in Durham NC.
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