I still remember going to see Return of the Jedi in the theater in Mexico city, must have been 5 or 6 years old but I was blown away. I hadn’t seen the previous installments so I didn’t know the story but it didn’t matter, it still got me to a degree that very few movies (to this day) have. It was amazing: the characters, the special effects, make up art, the spaceships, laser saber duels… George Lucas had made a world of fantasy as real as this one …or maybe even more, but what really got to me was The Force.
My whole life I’ve been a perfectionist, I must say maybe even a control-freak. This, I believe is the reason I’ve never been able to complete anything past a certain point. I’ve successfully broken through this pattern with painting and I think this is because Continue reading “Be Like Water”
As I’m walking away from the building, my friend from the neighbor building says from his 2nd floor window:
“Are you dead?”
It was like a “Twilight Zone” moment, I was already off by the inertia of my own procrastination and thinking that all my work and equipment could just blow up any moment… Continue reading “The Power Of Inertia”
In 1999, I went to visit my mom in Veracruz, Mexico and while there, I recorded some music. At the time, the producer I was working with was also promoting a very unique artist which I had the honor of meeting. His name was Artemio (known as “Artemio con los pies descalzos”) and we hung out a few times.
So what is to be an artist? What is prestige, recognition, status? Why is it that every time I think about any of these labels, it feels like I’m putting on a prison suit?
In my first brick and mortar show, I was talking with a man looking at my work, at some point he asked if it was abstract something or whatever else, I don’t remember what.
“It’s nothing” I said, “…it’s just paint on a board. I paint until it makes me feel good, you can call it whatever you want but it’s really nothing.” He looked at me and smiled, I could feel a relief in his vibe, he also knew that it was nothing. I continued, Continue reading “Labels Are Like Ghost Blades”
Have you ever looked at the stars on a clear night and wondered how vast the universe is?, how much is out there?, how much we don’t know?
In fact, you don’t even need to look out of this planet to feel the magnitude of life itself; there’s so much right here and even more inside yourself.
It’s infinite how much I don’t know that I don’t know, but I want to… and now I can.
In 2014 I was in a very different place. I was in the deepest, darkest place I had ever been and I wanted to kill myself. For 20 years I had been studying everything related to spirituality that you can imagine but it had all become meaningless and I was beyond stuck. It all began one day in the fall of 1994… Continue reading “How Creativity Saved My Life”