My early years echo visions of empty playgrounds and narrow alleyways whispering scarcities of all sorts. Labor strikes were constant, felonies were the normal and fun was reserved for afternoons of baseball games in the street among reckless drivers and noisy motorcycles.
As a child, amidst all that chaos and lack of a clear compass on the horizon, my mind was constantly inventing unreal and unnatural scenarios of its own, where reality was a fun place to be, systematic and guided, such as, riding an automated theme park. But when I exited my hometown, and welcome NYC as my second home in 1999, the experience was a personal paradox. Suddenly, being surrounded by abundance, organized chaos and prosperity seems surreal enough to me. That's when my curiosity strived and I started questioning everything and the system we live in.
The narratives on my work come from those questions. Questions of contemporary struggles and challenges; I question a world where all events and affairs seem systematic and guided, yet, without a clear compass on the horizon, is just chaos.
© Samuel Gomez