Rogelio Manzo


Makena, 2011, oil image transfer silk resin substrate, 40 x 40 in.

Justino, 2011, oil, image transfer, and silk resin substrate, 40 x 40 in.

Identificado Con Saco Gris(Unidentified male With Grey Suit) 2010, oil, image transfer on resin panel, 48 x 48 in.

Sunmi, 2010, oil image transfer and silk resin substrate, 24 x 30 in.

Celedonio, 2011, oil image transfer and silk resin substrate, 40 x 40 in.

Nolasco, 2011, oil, image transfer and silk resin on panel, 24 x 30 in.

El Ataud, A Self Portrait, 2010, oil image transfer on canvas, 72 x 72 in.  

Artist Statement

I’m interested in chaos and accident and the harmony and beauty found within. In my work I provoke the accident to later, during the creative process, embrace it looking for reconciliation and homeostasis. My approach as when creating is a construct-demolish-repair process; during this struggle I find a brute yet honest identity of my subjects.

..our perception of the world and ourselves is grounded on explicit or implicit agreements in society.  I’m instigating this conventionalism and exposing the viewer to a visceral discourse concerned with our own bodily integrity and mortality.

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