It has been a long time since the last art Fair and it seems that in person Fairs ar not happening (yet). I would like to invite you to the global launch of the virtual edition of The Other Art Fair on March 10-14. This will be a great opportunity to virtually visit this 3D environment with 75 TOAF artists from all over the world. You will be able to navigate the Fair, visit individual booths, chat to artists in real time, join workshops, talks, tours and many other features. Click on the image below and register online for early access to the preview
Ever since I started with the process of becoming a naturalized US citizen I began to play with the idea of recreating the US flag. Since I’m based in New York City and that’s the city I’ve documented the most, I started this process in my neighborhood, the West Village, at the red wall I photographed so much over the years, and then I began to look for a blue wall and a white one and once I found them I just stayed there taking pictures of people walking in the neighborhoods I inhabit ...
It was a fascinating process for me, New York City is just a universe in itself and creating this flag in the city where millions of immigrants (like me) became locals, was my way of trying to visualize the “We" as opposed to the “I”. No matter how divided we think we are, we still are a community of people sharing a space in the world, and a way of life…
During the summer of 2020, I was able to return to NYC, where I reside, and I began documenting this moment through its almost empty streets. The city has deeply changed. No tourists in the streets, midtown workers working massively from home, many residents fled pushed by the uncertainty caused by the pandemic, some people lost their jobs and couldn't afford to live in the city anymore... The human landscape of New York City has changed dramatically and so did the behavior of those living here during COVID times. This collection is an ongoing work, which I hope helps us remember how vulnerable we are, while also serving as a reminder of New Yorkers’ epic resilience and hope.
French and Spanish ferry operator Brittany Ferries unveiled the latest addition to its fleet, Galicia wich will serve routes linking Portsmouth and Santander (northern Spain) and Portsmouth and Cherbourg (Normandy). The ship is full with art featuring the rich artistic and cultural heritage of the region that bears her name. I am honored that two works from my Time Lapse series and several other works from my project Where I Come From are hanging on the walls in different rooms inside the ship, alongside the works of a group of talented artists whose amazing works invite passengers to take a journey through the towns, countryside and coastlines of northern Spain.
In March 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic, I found myself constantly looking for ways to cope with the kind of uncertainty we were facing. Since I couldn't leave my home to do what I love the most (taking pictures of people) I began creating imaginary people with the elements I had around me, like the little lemons from our lemon tree...
During my confinement in Galicia I couldn't stop doing, making and creating, and although I knew that everything I was creating was ephemeral, the process of making it brought me so much joy and hope that I began experimenting with more lemons and more branches, and you can see some of those results in these two pieces: the “Time Lapse Series: Lemonheads COVID 19 Special Edition”, with lemons and branches from our lemon tree “passing by” and old door, and “The secret life of Lemonheads” a real imaginary building in which one could just imagine the secret life of this magical and unique community: the Lemonheads. …
It was an honor to be part of the 28th edition of PhotoLA with the amazing Susan Spiritus Gallery at the historic Barker Hangar, Santa Monica from January 30th - February 2nd, 2020. A curated selection of more than 60 local and international galleries and art organizations offering an extensive selection of classic and contemporary photographic works.
#ArtOnLink showcases local artists creating work that celebrates life in NYC. The scenes, people, icons, and sentiments showcased represent NYC and create an immediate connection between the art and the city for citygoers and visitors alike.
I'm so excited my work will be featured in 1.700+ Link digital kiosks across NYC's five boroughs. Keep an eye and feel free to send me a pic if you spot one!
P.S.: Thanks to Sabela and Carlos for sending me this images. Love you guys!
With occasion of The Other Art Fair Chicago, I got interviewed by Univision Chicago. The interview is in Spanish and I'm so happy I had the chance to discuss my work in my own language with such nice fellows! Take a look a the video below:
Hi Chicagoans!! Excited to be in the Windy City for The Other Art Fair this weekend. We will be at Mana Contemporary Chicago from Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th. Please stop by and say hello. I’ll be in booth #48 together with 100+ amazing artists from all over the world!!
Back to Brooklyn, where it all began... This is my favorite venue, and it feels great to play home! My stand is full of colors and light... new and old pieces for this amazing art fair. Come by The Other Art Fair in Brooklyn Expo Center, I’ll be there, in booth #91 until Sunday night!
The Choice Awards recognize photographers working in all processes and subject matter. Images can be singular or part of a series. The Awards are divided into three categories: Curator’s Choice, Editor’s Choice, and Director’s Choice. I am happy to share that I have been chosen as the 2019 Editor’s Choice Award 3rd Place Recipient for the project, Time Lapse. My work was chosen by MaryAnne Golon, Director of Photography of The Washington Post.
When I began my Time Lapse project a few years ago, I couldn’t even dream about the beautiful things this project has brought to my life. Honored and grateful to be featured on the cover of the Saatchi Art Spring catalog and incredibly excited about my next The Other Art Fair in Brooklyn and Chicago, both of them in May! Stay tuned for more info about The Other Art Fair! .
Gracias Saatchi Art's power team for having me as part of this amazing selection of incredible artists!
Right after Los Angeles I will be back to NYC for the Friends with Beagle group show in Manhattan from April 5th to 14th, at 195 Christie St., NY, NY 10002. Contact me here if you would like to attend the private view. Private view will be held from 5:30-8:00pm on Thursday, April 4th.
Here is how you can get your complimentary tickets:
The Private Opening event: Thursday, March 28th from 6-10pm. (RSVP needed). This invitation also provides access to the fair on March 29th-31st. Just RSVP using this link: http://la.theotherartfair.com/rsvp
The Art Fair Tickets: Tickets grant FREE ENTRY on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of the fair weekend, unlimited times. They can be redeemed at la.theotherartfair.com/comp under 'Enter Promotional Code". Code is: XanPadron . You can redeem as many tickets as you need.
Please come and say hello. I will be at Booth #73
The amazing teams of Almond Tree Productions and The Other Art Fair created a new series of videos featuring artists from different fairs across the world. Take a look to this "Meet the Others" and hear me and my thick Spanish accent describing how I do what what I do. ;)
The feature of my work at the Saatchi Art Spring Catalogue have help me increase the number of new friends and collectors who now have one of my pieces at their homes or offices. Thank you so much Saatchi Art for your continuous support.