Artist Statement

     My work explores dualities and the space found in the in-between. I am interested in the ephemeral, the natural world and the seemingly permanent aspects of history. Using personal narratives as a starting point for sculptures and time-based installations, I investigate themes of memory, desire and healing. 
     I combine material and iconography linked to my experiences to explore the complexity found in what it means to be “American.” I am looking at inheritance across family generations. In particular psychological inheritance which can be difficult to describe. Deciphering between the inherited, the acquired, and the imposed is where my work currently lies.
     I use materials such as seeds, leaves and clay as symbols for truth/healing which I connect to the human condition. Nature becomes a collaborator as drying leaves curl or cut plants callous showing the passing of time. Re-creating images, objects and memories allow me to look deeper at their significance to the “what” and “why” of Americanness.

© 2018 Luciano Pimienta

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