I see my sculpture and painting practice in the same light. They have a structure that is built; additions are attached and covered with a skin.
J’envisage la pratique de la sculpture et de la peinture d’un même point de vue. Il y’a dans les deux cas une construction de la forme et une complémentarité, comme le recouvrement d’une peau.
The imagery is pulled from memory, memory of where I am from, El Paso, the borderland between Texas and Mexico or where I currently live, New York.
I do not see myself appropriating more so borrowing images, pulled to exist in a new space that the work lives within.
The paintings are worked over and over to build a surface much like a the geological process of sedimentation and reference the way in which hand painted signs on the sides of buildings are layered, leaving traces of what is underneath, a history of marks.
Palimpsest becomes inherent to the work through this process. I like to think of all my work having a discussion amongst each other, in a neon lit bar, clouded by smoke and dust, talking about rocks, plants and trash, the colors of blooming cacti, sunsets, or cheap plastic toys on a distant planet, and what it means to live in a constant in-between space.
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Eric Manuel Santoscoy-Mckillip, Born in El Paso, Texas, 1989, Lives in Brooklyn, New York
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