Julio Valdez

Julio Valdez is a painter, printmaker, and installation artist whose work evokes his Afro-Caribbean roots, childhood memories, and contemporary issues of displacement and cultural identity. Water is the central recurring motif through which he explores these themes, often encompassing the entire visual field of his large-scale compositions. Valdez explains that he employs an “all over” method, with careful attention to transparency, color saturation, and luminosity, to convey a feeling of being immersed in the ocean.

Source: David Richard Gallery