World Civilization Pathways, 2019
Paint on paper
This painting reflects the pathways of world civilization and the experiences of immigrants as they get to new places like NYC.
The Dream of Adventures, 2020
Running Through the Market, 2020
When I made this piece, I was thinking about how I used to go to Chelsea Market with my mom most days after school to get a snack or release my energy. When I was little, I would run ahead of my mom and swivel around the large crowds of people, but now I just walk straight through.
Diner Blues, 2018
In this image, my friend Isabelle dons a vintage outfit that was entirely thrifted. She sits at the table of a small diner in SoHo, waiting for her order of bacon cheese fries on a Sunday.
Cyclone 1, 2018
The soft evening glow is about to fade, enveloping everything on the empty Coney Island Boardwalk in a reddish halo. The place is saturated with childhood memories: the hot dog stands, the wooden planks of the boardwalk, the colorful ice-cream parlors, and of course, the Cyclone.
Cyclone 2, 2018
Cure to an Old Wound, 2020
I created a picture showing a message of anti-racism “Quit Racism, Don’t Judge or Be Negative to People because of Their Skin Color and Race.” I did this because as far as we want to see the world has come since the times of slavery, we are still dealing with similar issues today. I believe this relates to the exhibition theme because it shows that no matter what decade the world is in, there are problems that we must all face and we must all work together towards a solution. Attacking one another is just bringing us all further apart.
I was thinking about my culture, my roots, about what I loved the most while growing up. Folkloric dance has always been one of my favorite moments, dancing to the music of my country Ecuador has transmitted me peace and freedom, since I was little until now, wherever I am, dance will always make me happy. Dance is art.
Empty Japan Cafe, 2020
Acrylic on wood
This empty cafe in Japan was frozen in time as if decades had past. Painting this picture in 2020 transported me back to traveling and exploring new places.
World in Your Hands, 2018
Acrylic on paper
This artwork is about capturing the moment and taking risks. Life is short and death is inevitable so it’s important to enjoy life while you can. It is also important to reminisce on life and be proud of what you’ve done which can to lead to you feel nostalgic.
Mama Africa, 2019
Mama Africa is in reference to my memories from home.
The Adventures of Kacey Rose, 2020
The quarantine has been a time of reflection for me, and I have spent a lot of time wandering around the city. This takes me back to when I was thirteen and my parents let me walk around the city by myself for the first time. I enjoyed this newfound freedom thoroughly, spending whole days finding new nooks and crannies of the city. While the circumstances are quite different now, I still enjoy the exhilaration of seeing parts of the city that I have never seen before.
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