It is a graphic intervention project on my family photographic archive. Through the manual use of coloured pencils, graphite, Indian ink, markers, oil or materials such as bleach or vinegar, I intervene in the photographs as a way of creating new realities invented from my obsession and fascination with the anomalous. Inspired by the apocalyptic vision of the Catholic Church I served for twelve years as a child and raised in a highly religious environment, I grew up disturbed by who I was because of my sexual orientation. My identity was veiled by the prejudices and guilt that religious doctrines bestow on you. Throughout my life, the symbol of the monstrous and the abnormal was the only image I could empathise with because of the rejection.
‘Malign Influences’ allows me to construct an alternate world without guilt, paying homage to the family album, one of the main fictional artefacts in our lives that generates our identity over time. This project is starred by the beings that inhabit my head, who neither hide nor are silent, they show themselves in all their monstrosity. They speak with multiple voices claiming their difference. Thus, with their ungrammatical language, we refuse to be condemned to silence.
Visual artist specialized in narrative photography. He lives between Mexico and Switzerland. He has received different awards worldwide, such as: UNSTUCK Photography Grant 2022 By Magenta Fundation. Toronto, Canada. The FOAM TALENT 2022 in Amsterdam; The iPhone Photography Awards 2021 New York; LensCulture Art Awards 2021 Amsterdam; Cheerz Photo Festival 2019 Paris, France; Latin American Photography Award POY LATAM 2019 Ecuator; Premio Internacional de la Imagen 2019 in Mexico; LensCulture Emerging Talent Award 2018 in Amsterdam and the Acquisition Award of the X Biennial of Puebla de los Angeles 2015 in Mexico. His work is part of solo and group exhibitions, as well as public and private collections in America, Europe, Asia and Africa. He has also had publications in different international media such as: The Guardian, The British Journal Of Photography, Vogue Italia, GQ Magazine, FOAM Magazine, GLAM Cult, Creative Review; Internazionale Magazine, Vice Magazine, LensCulture, PHMuseum; Der Greif, GUP Magazine, Juxtapoz Magazine; Fisheye Magazine; ELLE Magazine India, The sun, BuzzFeed, FutureShoots, Dienach Magazine, Photo World Magazine China, Burn Magazine, The culture Trip among others.
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