He started working professionally in 2016 and gradually became interested in exploring the art of visual storytelling and the intersection of art and personal growth.
His work explores the human emotions from a systemic perspective and aims to create meaningful connections with the viewer to help them engage with their inner self.
His pieces share with the viewer the journey of self growth and awareness that he’s constantly going through.
He has been featured in several art publications and collaborative art events in the US and Mexico.
He has an alter-ego called AnekDamian who works as a Creative Director and Designer.
We all are multilayered beings. Our existance is divided in multiple planes and each plane contains an important part of our whole self.
After years of analyzing the different philosophical currents that have influenced and shaped my perception of the universe, I believe that we are all existing in multiple planes at the same time.
Each plane has its own unique function and characteristics.
In the same way that we are divided in different planes and each plane is unique, I have divided my body of work into different planes that, combined, can tell the full story.
My pieces are “souvenirs” of my personal learning moments. Each one was created in a vulnerable moment and contains the cathartic essence of the learning piece that got me out of it.
All the symbols, the phrases and the interactions between forms and colors are visualizations of these moments. They turn the pieces into amulets that aim to help on the viewer’s personal growth.
Once we learn to accept that there’s not an objective way to determine the perfection of things, we can learn to accept and live with our own flaws.
“The Anxiety of Imperfection” is a project focused on exploring the acceptance of “imperfection” as a positive existencial state.
Formed by different collections, each piece aims to create a vibration inside the viewer so that after seeing a few pieces, a small creek of emotions will flow.
Hopefully, this can create deeper insights about their own perception of emotions.
This project proposes that thoughts and emotions work very much like live organisms. And depending on the way you allow them to interact and blend, it will be the way your personality forms and grows.
Each object featured in this project has a meaning of its own and the combination of them, creates a small story that the viewer can decode at their own discretion.
The visual representations for the explored emotions have been evolving at a fast pace.
Their different elements ended up forming a clear language that can be identified across all the pieces: Insects, skulls, spheres, organic shapes, tentacles and materials.
The superhuman piece was created for the 45th edition. And it’s basically a visual representation of how the human body keeps merging with technology at a fast pace and how these things could look beautiful, but still affect our actual composition.
The piece was designed to have two layers. The “skin” and the “bones” layers.
If you put them together you get a full superhuman, but when you remove the top one, you can see inside of the body and take a look to the inner structure.
It was featured and released on October 2017 and was available nationwide for sale on selected stores.
I received an invitation from Create! Magazine to be featured on their December 2017 issue and to create the back cover for the magazine.
The scope was to create an exclusive piece inspired by the word “Miami”.
The feature was an 8-page spread and it displayed a selection of my pieces and a short interview about my background and work practices.