130 E 21st Street – Bernardo Trevizo
My work confronts memories from childhood. The environments I create are psychologically charged. The thick layers of paint carry the presence of what happened in the space. The mark-making and spatial distortions convey a sense of anxiety and panic which is a result of not facing the past. The house serves as space where all moments live from which there is no escape. Ghosted images serve as metaphors for the impressions that these events have left on me. It’s not necessary for the viewer to know what my memories are specifically about, but it can serve as a prompt for their own introspection. My objective for the viewer is to empathize with these images, and not try to decipher a specific narrative.