Mi oeste perdido is a
current series that incorporates photo imagery from Ansel Adams and Edward S. Curtis, and the artist's informal shots of New Mexico, Arizona, and San Diego. The landscape paintings are created by using only three pigments: carbon black, titanium white, and yellow ochre. More paintings are available as well as prints.
"The works in Mi oeste perdido ask viewers to recognize how history elides the indigenous, Spanish colonial, Mexican and American trajectories that intersect in the desert of the Southwest. Thus the solitude of the desert is no longer an ephemeral experience, but instead a collective process where meaning is always dialogic and constructed. This construction is one that offers beauty that arises from the most basic of themes, colors and languages."
:: Adrian Arancibia