BENITO RANGEL DE MARIA
My work explores two central themes, identity and time. These themes interest me because they document a natural process of our evolution as human beings. As my process develops, it incorporates varying aspects of past work. The resulting work examines the physical qualities of who we are, who we want to be, and how we want to be perceived. Through the act of mark making, construction and deconstruction with varied media, I continue to develop a system of symbols that brand and identify. By creating large scale works that juxtapose our similarities and differences, I encourage the viewer to see beyond the limitations of the physical.