"Through the exploration of the figure, the natural world and the built environment, my work emerges from the social and cultural issues that confront us today. I want my work to be enjoyed by as many people as possible and much of the work comes from the people and situations I encounter in daily life. The work is inspired by seeing, hearing and feeling, and I often use photographs, sounds, language and personal experiences to create an image. Drawing is the foundation of my practice and I work in a variety of mixed media to create powerful images that are complex and layered and that evoke ideas and feelings about an aesthetic encounter. I have a passion for all forms of drawing, for its intimacy and fluidity, and for its ability to surprise and capture with so much immediacy a particular moment in time. My Painting process is guided by a desire to birth something that invites contemplation and that is as real and alive as the moment that inspired it.
Born in the Dominican Republic, I grew up in Brooklyn and attended Syracuse University where I received a 5 year Bachelor of Architecture. After practicing Architecture in Washington DC for several years I relocated to Brooklyn to attend the New York Studio School where I studied painting and drawing. In all my work, I want each image to be intense in its presence, and through its narrative content, materiality and composition, aggressively attract the viewer. "
Lourdes lives and works in Brooklyn.