Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA
Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Dr. Reynaldo Santiago
Dr. Carlos Roberto De Souza
My work is organized around the search for my direction, as a person, and as an artist, my trips, my suffering, my dreams, and my family. Through my sculpture I try to describe my own experience with life, capturing the essence of those things that bring me peace or make me suffer. My three-dimensional work is influenced by Mexican expressionism and by individual artists who also searched for ideas and feelings related to cultural identity. Artists like Diego Rivera, Mardonio Magana, Octavio Medellin, and Patrocinio Varela, artists who communicated through the use of expressionism in advancing technique and style which influenced the world art.
University of Texas-Pan American
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