Adrian Gonzalez

Region: South



 I use Spanglish, a language that I and many others in the United States speak, to reflect on our contemporary moment. My work explores the interaction of Spanglish with Latin and American culture and politics, Latin music, slang, insults, jokes, and other aspects of popular media. The exchange between Spanish and English is meant to communicate new thinking through playful yet provocative bilingual phrases, expressions, and unstructured ideas of language. I work with collage and assemblage paintings, sculptures, and prints from various drawn, printed, painted, sculpted, and found sources, all of which seek to emanate the improvisational creativity of Spanglish. For anyone who is bilingual, it is commonplace to find words or phrases that are lost in translation.