“We Feed You” is up for two more days! Don’t miss your chance to be apart of the conversation.
Below are the remainder responses from Victor himself:
Q: A lot of your artwork deals with identity and in your current exhibit you talk about the identity of migrants working in food production. Do you have any advice for young artists tackling their own issues of identity?
VC: I would tell them to search and recognize what is key in the representation of the times we are living, to consider the politcal, cultural and social class where we are.The everyday life that we face when we are young are putting in images the abstract ideas that associate us: The idealists, fighters, revolutionaries.
Each generation has to live different events and we go hand in hand with the course of history, so what a young person has to live in the USA is different to other youth around the world. So, when considering one's identity through artistic expression it is essential to recognize that each one of us is different from the others, based on beliefs, values, norms, attitudes yet we still inhabit the same world, time and space and this contributes to our cultural development. .
Q: Is there anything you want the viewer to take away and reflect upon after viewing this exhibit?
VC: I would like people to be able to step into the shoes of the disadvantaged, and to thank imigrants for their contribution to this society, to understand that we do the most difficult work for the benefit of many and with little reward. I also want them, when they thank Jesus, to thank JOSE too.
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