Restrepo examines everyday photographs using paint to “construct” and de-construct the state or fact of existing, occurring, or being present in a place or thing.
Their interest in the study of the mind and behavior along with the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence is a starting point of reference they analyze with painting and photography to develop representational and abstract compositions. One way such theories are explored are by depicting the silhouette figure as a central character inhabiting many of the pictures which come to represent the part of the mind in which innate instinctive impulses and primary processes are manifest, on the other the environment automatically comes to represent notions that mediates between the conscious and the unconscious mind.
The bipolarity of the domestic/public opposition caused by the feminist revolution in the 1960s along with technological developments has transformed humanity in various ways in which they try to examine as a non-binary person. This fluidity is extended in the personal which is merging with the public sphere, occupying the same space and the same time. By eradicating any specific facial feature and/or rendering a place monochromatic they try to examine notions of mystery and anxiety as a manner to express fears and inhibitions of being a minority as well.