To observe his landscapes is to enter into a world infused with colors. In his paintings many forms reside free from boundaries and at a certain point become landscapes. Brash strokes almost take a sculptural quality. His clouds and landscapes only exist in the realm of the imagination...yours. He allows the viewer to interpret their own experience of life within his works. Without an evident strategy, or plan he allows the brush or palette knife to take their own rhythm to spiritually dictate colors and shapes. They guide his hand, mind and heart in the creation of a painting.
my memories my intuition…
Born in El Salvador, he is Latinamerican by birth and ancestry. By defintion his paintings are Latino Art. However, he does not fit that niche of storyline characteristics, political or stereotypical culture (imagery) often associated with LatinX art.
Over thirty years he has consistently painted though rarely exhibited save for small gatherings while living in Paris in the mid 90’s. His most recent show in the U.S. was an invitational exhibition at The Tacoma Art Museum in the spring of 2019. Lagos, upcoming Artist-in-Residence at Arts at King Street Station in Seattle, Washington will be exhibiting his new works and more.
He relentlessly works at a steady pace to build-up a noteworthy collection. Recently, he achieved a goal he set for himself. Lagos, his Oeuvre surpasses 100 paintings,
Exploration and discovery into various cultures abroad informs his nostalgic connection of his past lives and serving as a connection to artists such a Pierre Bonnard, Eugène Boudin and Maurice Louvrier. His creations take the form of landscapes of which some depict impressions of certain places and, or representations of personages from his past that bear a significant contribution to his expressive manner in his works.
His works are representative of his life experiences in which he is free from boundaries and preset notions. He paints from the heart and from the imagination.