Jesse Max Otero
Language, as a tool to clarify and articulate our experiences, often fails to capture the intangibly specific nuances and emotions behind our words. As such, to communicate carries with it the paradox of both understanding and failure to understand. The works presented play with this ambiguity by merging personal and cultural histories with abstract forms in order to both dissociate experiences from the artists while giving deeper insight into those motives that are lost in communication. This synthesizing process becomes a kind of archeology of expression, bringing us closer to that moment before definition where the base components of feeling begin to form. In translation from feeling to work, a base artistic language is exposed.