Colonial Suites series

I am interested in transgressing places or historical buildings associated with the structures of power in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Architecture from the colonial period usually harbors and exemplifies absolute political power. These contradictory associations, as a fictitious space of political and cultural power, contribute various absurd associations that allow me to develop an aesthetic framed and diluted between fiction and political failure. Dystopic / post apocalyptic visions, along with Latin American surrealism, provide the framework to construct a visual essay of spaces of submission, opulence, violence, incapacity, beauty and nostalgia. This functions as a spatial synthesis of the colonial Puerto Rican, and wider post-colonial Caribbean, circumstance which allow the observer to reconstruct and advance a new interpretation … or posthumous vision.

The New Mirror, 89
The New Mirror from the Colonial Suites series, 2018, oil and gold pigment on canvas, 89″ x 54″
Found bourgoise object III, 8 x 8

Found Bourgeoise Object III from the series Colonial Suites, 2017, oil on canvas, 8” x 8”

Governor's garden, 42 x 42

Governor’s Garden from the series Colonial Suites, 2017, oil on canvas, 48” x 48”, private collection.

Found Bourgeoise Object IV, 12 x 9

Found Bourgeoise Object V, 2018, oil and gold pigment powder on canvas, 12″ x 9″

Found Bourgeoise Object V, 12 x 9

Found Bourgeoise Object IV, 2018, oil and gold pigment powder on canvas, 12″ x 9″

Found Bourguese Object III,

Found Bourgeoise Object VI, 2018, oil and gold pigment powder on canvas, 16″ x 12″, private collection

The God's Trompe l'oeil, 48 ¾ x 59 3:4

The God’s trompe l’oeil from the Colonial Suites series, 2018,  oil and gold powder pigment on canvas, 89″ x 54″

Governor's Mansion - Blue Room, 40 x 40

Governor’s Mansion – Blue Room from the series Colonial Suites, 2017, oil on canvas, 40” x 40”, Vales-Lezcano Collection.

governor's mansion Mirror Room de la serie colonial suites, 48 x 38

Governor’s Mansion – Mirror Room, from the series Colonial Suites, 2017, oil on canvas, 48” x 38”

MIrror room sketch, de la serie colonial suites 16 x 12

Mirror Room Sketch from the series Colonial Suites, 2017, oil on linen, 12″ x 9″, Jiménez Colón Collection.

Sacrifice Curtain, 12 x 9

Sacrifice Curtain from the series Colonial Suites, 2017, oil on canvas, 12” x 9”

flores para fortaleza, de la colonial suites, 2017, óleo sobre cnavas, 50 x 71

Flores para Fortaleza, from the series Colonial Suites, 2017, oil on canvas, 50” x 71”

Found bourgoise object I, 11 x 11

Found Bourgeoise Object I from the series Colonial Suites, 2017, oil on canvas, 11” x 11”

rogelio báez vega, room a de la serie spacial anticipation,

Spatial Anticipation – Room A, from the Colonial Suites series, 2017, oil on canvas, 20″ x 16″

rogelio baez vega room b de la serie spatial anticipation.jpg

Spatial Anticipation – Room B, from the Colonial Suites series, 2017, oil on canvas, 22 ¾” x 26 ¾”

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