Jose Delgado Zuniga
My body of work carries a rhythm of the muralist sensibility. I believe that nothing exists independently or in a vacuum; everything in this present moment results from earlier relationships and activities. As a result, my compositions are accumulative, fractured, connected, and stacked. The notions within my paintings express the internal and external politics that occur within my mind and body. I use languages of abstraction and representational painting as textures to depict my connections and attachments as a person and as a Mexican American. For myself, life is momento mori, the constant reminder of my mortality and the experience of dying slowly.