Mambo Sangria

Jean-Pierre Villafane



Original unique work


In his abstract representations of the tragicomic erotic, Jean-Pierre examines charged, and sometimes macabre, social settings that underlie self-concept, intimacy, and sensual experience. Representing intermingling bio-morphic figures, these drawings direct an incisive but empathetic gaze towards the self-conscious performativity of being, expressing striking rhythms and improvisational techniques that manifest as acts of deviation and automatism. In his play, the human body becomes a stage: playful, wavy lines and dense figures of luminous color act as linguistic elements, each directing its own physical weight and affect on the bodily subjects.

Oil on Archival Paper