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Painting: Acrylic, Enamel, Oil, Spray Paint on Canvas.
The literal translation from Spanish to English of 'Joto' is faggot. In English or Spanish this word has multiple meanings and connotations, most of them used in a derogatory fashion. The minute I spray painted the word over the surface it made me feel uncomfortable, not because of my sexuality, but because of it's overlapping power. Yet, I had to write that word specifically, like a challenge, a confrontation between me and the white surface. No. 1 was a sheer accident, the first of it's kind, underneath it was a Mark Rothko look-alike painting. But, tired of attempting Rothko's, I submerged the big 5" painter brush into a bucket of white painting and progressively arrived at what you see here. Signed and dated 2015 on the reverse.
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