Quinn Antonio Briceño
I am a guisado: a savory stew with ingredients that are both Nicaragüense and Estadounidense: Nicaraguan and American. My work focuses on the working class of Nicaragua and Latin America, and juxtaposes it with found materials that connect directly to my life in the United States. Latin American tile patterns surround and camouflage the figures in a new space designed specifically for them, separating them from the viewer and isolating them within their own working environment. My work touches on issues of race, culture, social class, family, and politics. Blending Americana with Latinx and Catholic iconography, it attempts to give dignity to the struggling working class while expressing my own longing for acceptance by both worlds to which I belong and yet from which I feel excluded. It is a search for my place in the world, for who I am.