Aramis Gutierrez

Region: South

My work employs narratives such as love, untimely death, and corruption of character while seemingly referring to idioms of a golden age in classical painting. The narratives I use refer to forgotten instinctual fears and involuntary themes of Evolutionary Psychology that have been superficially satiated by our modern reliance on rationalism. This creates a contradiction with the “classical” language in my work which harkens back to a pre-modern and pre-rational era when many of these behaviors were employed to satisfy inexplicable and uncontrollable events that threatened our preservation.