Alejandro Jiménez-Flores

Region: Midwest


City / State: CHICAGO, IL

In my painting practice, I use images of flowers sent to me by friends. In a double entendre of multiple folds, these images reflect how my friends think of me. Through the images, I mediate the subjectivities of flowers as well as my own. The weight of each image is unfolded in several compositions, fading away each time it is transferred, becoming less visible and less subjectified, becoming ground, becoming a gestural trace of sensations and elusive temporalities. Tracing their outlines and negative spaces to form propositions for a language that is not here yet, making room to form a preferred language that breaks away from the delimitations of their preconceived subjectivities.