Artists Statement

Restrepo examines everyday photographs using paint to “construct” and de-construct the condition or fact of existing, occurring, or being present in a place or thing.He’s influenced by the study of the mind and behavior along with the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence. His subject matter reflects forms relating to space and human structures. While looking at history Restrepo aims to portray and reflect important issues pertaining to his identity of migration, hybridity, and psychology. 

The silhouette figure is 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 hand the environment automatically comes to represent notions that mediates between the conscious and the unconscious mind.

Restrepo’s constant inquiry into human understanding of reality and ideas promoting certain behaviors is manifest through navigating spatial dimensions. He disrupts linear perspective using abstract forms and shapes to bring notions of form to depict ideas of what came before and what comes after. He also aims to depict the world as it really is, with its intricacy and complexity and often times incertitude.