Alfredo Arcia: A Statement By The Artist

My work revolves around the idea of narrative painting as a tool for self-exploration, that is, defining who I am as an artist in this modern society. In my paintings I depict people (the main protagonists) involved in particular situations -- fictional -- yes, but strangely familiar. My roots, history, memories, and concerns are a fundamental part of my work. I've been living in the United States for a few years, and elements of American society also appear in my painting: buildings, streets, the urban landscape, etc. Living in this country is a fact I cannot ignore.