RIGO PERALTA. ​Born in San Josè de las Matas, Dominican Republic, and then relocated to Brooklyn, New York in 1989. These dichotomous cultures have inspired Peralta's work to blend in a visual language with cultural diversity, which connects his Caribbean past with his urban present. During 1988 to 1989, he was a full time art instructor at an Elementary school in Dominican Republic.


Artist Statement

"My artwork represents the push and pull between humanity and machinery.  I express this complex relationship with textures and brushstrokes within the human anatomy interlocked with mechanisms of cogs and wheels.  I blend a rich palate of paints drawn from my ancestral Latino traditions to provide a panorama of compositions where classic meets abstract."

"This artistic approach is unpredictable and affords me the opportunity to discover hidden anatomical forms as if a ghost were rising from nothing on the canvas.  I then work to combine the mechanical forms as part of an organic transition.  This final product I refer to as conditioned surrealism.  That is, an awakening of the subconscious as it invites you to explore a series of hidden elements on the canvas that can alter your perception over and over with each viewing.  My hope is for the viewer to become a part of the canvas’ stories in my creations!"