I make paintings the way my life has unfolded. They are a layering of my experiences growing up in Latin America, my interests in philosophy and my responses to everyday life. There is also a paradoxical nature to my paintings, which I embrace. On the one hand I am trying to carve out calm and reflective psychological spaces for the viewer, and myself, but on the other hand I am aware that many of the formal decisions I make can produce the opposite effect. I am interested in this play between friction and balance.