Juan Neira

Region: Midwest

The overwhelming weight that one experiences while being in a state of emptiness is contradictory. How can one feel completely overwhelmed while existing in the rawness of desolation? The journey of deciphering emptiness as human experience has left me with the ungraspable obscurity of its identity: a condition that we all share yet cannot concretely articulate. I create bodies that demand attention, bodies that seduce the viewer into seeing them as artifacts of the concealed. Opulent and tragic monuments that commemorate what we cannot express with words. Testaments to the complexity of comprehending what it means to mean anything at all.