Thank you very much for the very valuable and encouraging comments. I deeply appreciate that you both took the time to comment on my work.
Ben, you are right, maybe it was not the right choice, or the right manner to present this work for the showcase. I must confess, that I almost choosed it randomly. And also, thanks, because I am aware now that I do not directly mention in my statement, the reason behind my dark themes, seems that is something I still have to work on my artist statement, I just see those dark places, as part of the human nature, and like many other artists from all times. it is my choice to question our nature even with it´s darker aspects and it´s part in our evolution, in the context of the art gallery and the history of painting, because in my opinion, a painting should strike and connect with the sensibility of the viewer, with both, theme, and style, I see no reason in the aim to just numb the awareness of the viewer with pleasant shapes and colors. Art in a Gallery should transform not just entertain or please.
My choice of themes is also a way to speak of my own context as an artist, Mexico nowdays experiences a bunch of grotesque and violent events. so, I see no reason to leave that outside of the Art Gallery.
Georgia, thank you very much for your encouraging comments, I have come to love the painting through Masters like Bacon and Goya, I am glad that my work resembles their themes and style, and thank you for pointing out to those two magnificent artists, specially Jenny Saville, which I know, it has become a great inspiration for lots of emerging artists recently. and trying to give you and myself an answer to your excellent questions about my work, along with what I stated in previous paragraphs, concerning my attraction to violence, suffering and the grotesque, I am interested in everything you say, but they are not intended as mere portraits of a specific person, I do not ultimately care if they look identical or not to the subject, my aim is to trascend the particular subject once my own sensibility filters it, the subject is a simple reference and starting point, then, the matter and energy of the act of painting come into place to give shape to an incomplete object which will have to be "completed" by the viewer, their intellect to understand, or give meaning to it, and their sensibility to sense it or feel it.
Art in my opinion, as a dear friend and menthor says, is an experience born from the convergence, not just mental nor just emotional, but emerges from a combination of the artist´s and also the viewer´s intuition, senses, and aquired experiences. The aim of Art should be to be shared not understood.
I trully thank you both for your generosity in time and dedication for this critique, I am moved by your questions and interest, and apologize for the long comment.