Infinitesimal calculus, Matthew Wong and Avery Singer
My grandfather was a mathematician.
He loved to tell me about the quadratic and his investigations. In the background, classical music.
Growing up in that environment contributed to my being the student with the best grades in algebra, trigonometry, geometry, and other subjects.
Without realizing it, logical, rational-mathematical thinking became my normality.
Making art has helped me find myself because of technology on mathematical principles and models.
At the same time, the creative aspect, essential for art, which does not stick to the rigidity of what is exact or perfect, has been complex for me.
Recently I have been getting to know the work and life of artists like Matthew Wong and Avery Singer.
He suffered from depression and OCD, and she is a digital powerhouse.
Each has provided me with additional elements to appropriate and better understand the postmodern process of taking from here and there.
I began that in 1981 when I fell in love with Vermeer’s work and borrowed some of his windows and interiors from him—also the outline of the portrait of the young woman with a pearl.
Wong was a genius who made works comparable to Van Gogh’s in a few years.
His landscapes and still life full of nostalgia and loneliness have captivated me.
Just like him, blue is my favorite color.
Some psychologists say this is the preferred color for those with mental problems.
Constant Change. Artwork by Enriquillo Amiama
Singer uses state-of-the-art technology without touching the brushes in the complex work she creates using computers and airbrushing.
Digital printing layers combined with handmade layers and 3D creation and editing programs. Fascinating.
I am assimilating all this new information and have already begun sketching what could be my alternative path.
María Brito, the curator of my past retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in the Dominican Republic, analyzed my forty years in art.
She divided my work into seven themes that are neither sequential nor chronological. I move from one to another constantly.
Now there would be eight themes with the things I’m creating.
Amazement, surprise, and passion for art are the direct result. Art is something alive!