Being raised in a hybrid environment, at the border, alternating between the United States and Mexico has allowed me to partake in two cultures simultaneously. I grew up speaking both Spanish and English, consuming media from Mexico and the United States, and learning cultural norms from the two countries. With my work I position the culture I come from (Mexico), in relation to the culture I grew up in (United States), in relation to the culture I’ve chosen (Video games and Cartoons). I fuse these different aesthetics, influences and ideas with personal and cultural symbolism in order to produce imagery that is authentic to my experience. My paintings are not a final proposition or judgement. They are the byproducts of my examinations and research into Mexican and American history, and the cultures I operate in. My work is not a critique, but rather aims to provide a perspective from which a viewer can really look at objects, environments, and narratives outside of their usual visibility.