Icons, Pablo's Birthday Gallery, New York, 2004

Untitled1_4, 2004, SD Video without audio, 04:23

My work comes from the same impulse that gave rise to the 19th century Baudelairian notion of the “Flaneur.” I wander amongst the visual imaginary of their images. I take them as a starting point in my art, but I subvert the icons of their intentionality.

Subversion is recontextualization of hyper-designed and superficial icons into my world of meanings. This flaneur is absurd, beatific, self referential, corporatized but also with deeper meaning. His art explores aspirations and dreams, hopes and fears, realities and fantasies, truth and lies. Above all it is meant to stun, to stop you dead in your tracks. And then you see: beauty made out of emptiness