Ruth Leonela Buentello

Yotengo Nombre

Yo Tengo Nombre, 2018  48″ x 60″


Artist Statement

My work examines familial relationships of Latinxs within domestic/public spaces of south Texas.  I attempt to capture visceral everyday narratives that offer an intimate look into class, gender and place. Part of my process involves creating composite references combining family photographs and physically drawing out past memories that are centered on body positioning that gives the narrative an emotional significance. My subjects then create the setting allowing them to frame the narrative with physical layers of language, color, and memory.






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