Artist's Statement

Biography

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Still from performance in Elysian Park STILL, 2012, soil, artist's breath, translucent white balloons, jute rope noose, shovel, cardboard box.

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Still from collaboration with Dorian Wood, Untitled, 2013, shovels, soil, artists' saliva.

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Still from performance under the 4th St viaduct in Boyle Heights accompanied by Sebastian Hernandez, no water under the bridge, 2014, dyed hung flowers, mortar, water, tree sap, smoke, artist's blood.

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Still from performance accompanied by Alberto Esparza jaguar mat, (el hoyo), 2013, gold leafed jaguar-printed fabric, black trash bags, main entrance door to gallery, artist's blood.

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Installation shot from they spent their time doing nothing. they let intimacy fuse them, 2014, sex graffiti in clear glossy white, turquoise, and gold aerosol paint, literary quotes from Jean Genet, text, sculptures of birds made out of used shoes (Nike Cortez), colored pull-chain lamps, gold foil impressions of artist's mouth and plaster casts of trees

RafaelEsparza

CCF Atlass Fellow, 2014
Emerging Artist