Colonial Suites series

I am interested in transgressing places or historical buildings associated with the structures of power in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Architecture from the colonial period usually harbors and exemplifies absolute political power. These contradictory associations, as a fictitious space of political and cultural power, contribute various absurd associations that allow me to develop an aesthetic framed and diluted between fiction and political failure. Dystopic / post apocalyptic visions, along with Latin American surrealism, provide the framework to construct a visual essay of spaces of submission, opulence, violence, incapacity, beauty and nostalgia. This functions as a spatial synthesis of the colonial Puerto Rican, and wider post-colonial Caribbean, circumstance which allow the observer to reconstruct and advance a new interpretation … or posthumous vision.

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