Untitled (In my City)
The painterly brushstrokes in this work are paired with cubes of color, creating an abstract, pixelated map of an urban environment. The artist uses digital methods of creation to manipulate reference images used for his paintings. He morphs and distorts these images with both the computer and the paintbrush.
Rafael Delacruz’s paintings blend absurdity with satire. His work chronicles interactions with urban architecture in dystopian landscapes, places where figures blend into street corners and objects transform into body parts. Delacruz distorts and morphs images for his paintings, first with a computer and then with the paintbrush.