My work is mainly based on the aesthetics of the ugly and grotesque. This project is intended to express the duality between ugliness and beauty together in a series of mixed media which until now have the name of Acapulco Decco.
The material I used are: frames of wood, fabrics whit flower printings, sealant,burnt oil, Golden spray, thread, encaustic and oils to make stuffed animals.
The integration of all these elements in a certain way is a kitsch, and is intendend to play whit the differen concepts we know today as what i beatiful and what is ugly.
In this case what its beatiful is the fabric whit its decoration so joyful whit flowers and vivid colors th opposite of this would be the stuffed fabric than normally is perceived as a sweet and innocent material but it can turn into something very similar to whant animals leather looks lke. For many having a rung made of certain animal is a sing of good taste and for others it is considered as cruelty and it would be know as taky.
My work its about playing with the vision of the viewrs approaching them to the piece of art having diferent reactions like repulsion or delightful, from there the viewers will get a personal interpretation.
The uglyness in art exists because it is exists in the real world and it is there to show us how relative beauty is.