Eve, mixed media on panel, 48 x 30 inches
Luella, mixed media on panel, 48 x 36 inches
Ives, mixed media on panel, 48 x 48 inches
Maisie, mixed media on panel, 72 x 72 inches
Della, mixed media on panel, 48 x 36 inches
White Noise, Mixed media on panel, 72 x 60 inches
Light Verse, Mixed media on panel, 48 x 48 inches
The premise of Luis Garcia Nerey’s work addresses how existence is questionable without participation. He’s chosen the “Constructionism Philosophy” as the conceptual base in order to bring a theoretical approach to his work of the Self. The philosophy of the Self and the Other stems from the thought that all things need a counter or an Other to define them. In other words, concepts and things in general (i.e. material things, cultures to name a few) have an objective existence not precisely because they possess a natural essence, but because we as humans constructed them through our ingenuity and our creativity that emerges from our interaction through language.
However, the artist believes this interaction does not solely come from human to human interaction but also can be achieved through different sources. In his work, for instance, the interaction between a painting and a person may be equally important in creating that sense of Self. Even though, he creates the work, a conversation is taking place between the paintings and the viewer. In this dynamic, the viewer not only constructs the “essence” of the piece, but also observes him or herself constructing it. It is there, within this symbolic interaction, that the viewer is also being constructed by the work.