Hector Ayala - Art

Hector Ayala

My work is informed by a daily routine of immersing myself in a random book and letting every image cause an impression in my conscience and sub conscience.

Texas-based, Puerto Rican that emphasizes in breaking the usual artistic molds. He prides himself in being inspired by the greatest, only to bring together in his art pieces a mix of all. With an inclination more towards cubism and abstract, Hector lets his art works speak of his thoughts on society.

Artificial Realism is defined by George Condo as “the realistic representation of that which is artificial”.  I identify myself as an artificial realism artist that will, at times, also incorporate cubism. Thoughts are abstract, not concrete. Artificial realism allows to me to represent my thoughts in a painting. It’s interesting to watch works from artists that use this technique; you are always trying to decipher what did he or she want me to take away from this painting. And that’s what I want my artwork to do, leave you with thoughts and questions of what did I want the message to be. My art is rooted in different aspects of my life; it will reveal biggest inspirations, deepest fears and real life events. My practice depicts current life events as an individual and as a part of collective reality.

 

My work is informed by a daily routine of immersing myself in a random book and letting every image cause an impression in my conscience and sub conscience. I collect books of artists I look up to and consider have ideas and practices that align conceptually with mine. Still, I am always open to the exploration and finding new ways of saying what I intend to say. Taking in consideration the mediocrity that surrounds and follows us everywhere, I force myself to always make the next piece an improved version of a prior one, always aiming for an idealized sense of beauty and perfection.

The pieces are a reflection of what is currently happening in our world from a social aspect. They combine cubism and realism, and express what I perceive of humanity.


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11×14 colored pencil on arches paper

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9×12 acrylic ink on arches paper

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9×12 acrylic ink on arches paper

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11×14 colored pencil on paper

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