O.GustavoPlascencia
Our Mountains Came Down and His Gods Became My GodsNão Preciso da Prova, Je Suis Perdu
(No Need of Proof, I Am Lost), Love Me Less, But Love Me for a Long Time
DetailConfession Without A Priest (three views)Love me Less, But Love Me for a Long Time
DetailLove Me Less, But Love Me for a Long TimeLa salvacion y la condenaAlas de segunda manoRevelaciones irrelevantesSecretos: Propios y ajenosThe Burden of History
The Burden of History
Purgatorio para los Dioses IPurgatorio para los Dioses IIPurgatorio para los Dioses IIIPurgatorio para los Dioses IVArbitrary RitesChosen PersonasViviendo en la Penumbra Viviendo en la Penumbra Viviendo en la Penumbra Viviendo en la PenumbraViviendo en la PenumbraViviendo en la PenumbraSecreto a VocesSecreto a VocesSecreto a VocesSecreto a VocesSecreto a VocesSecreto a VocesSecreto a VocesMetamorphosisSlave of SorrowsQueen of SorrowsSecreto a VocesPersonification of a MemoryDream of a DreamerLooking Back for the SelfMexican MessiahCycle of a BlessingAncient LightBlended MemoryBlind RulerJudgment Day
The Body
Plasticity, in physics, is described as the deformation of a material undergoing non-reversible changes of shape in response to an applied force. This concept resonates deeply within my artwork, both conceptually and physically. Individuals constantly (re) create and (re) define their identity by the way of the passing of time, new experiences and relationships. In similar ways my prints go through changes with different degrees of molding, cutting, burning, stretching, sewing, and the application of paint or ink before they become finished pieces.

In addition to the landscape/place, the body is where personal histories happen – bearing witness to the most transforming of histories for the individual. In my work the body is used as a place that is meant to be occupied and where memories/ histories are created – the body is both a vehicle and a destination. This work aims to explore histories dealing with identity within the greater cultural and social environments, commenting on acculturation, religion, gender, social constrains, and injustices; all of these anchored in the use of the body/place as a way to explore how the individual constructs different identities and functions in a postcolonial, multifaceted, and diverse environment.