I work non-objectively, experimentally, and intuitively, searching on the surface for the beauty I know will be there. The subject matter of my work I leave to the process of painting, and start each and every one by making something out of nothing.
Desire, security, identity and pleasure. These are thoughts that all come to mind when thinking about what it is that I am doing.
Studio-based fine artist from Denton, TX. Augustine Cordero works with a variety of mediums. His subjects range from identity and desire to popular culture and intuition. Sometimes his work takes a surrealist angle. While at other times the aesthetic arrives by way of autonomy. Currently, his investigations involve the diverse forms of historical and material influences that the East has had on the West and vise versa. This emphasis is particularly apparent in the form of sex and consumerism. An influence that he believes has deep roots in the history of all cultures and their survival. Education: University of North Texas: Graduated in 2009 B.F.A. - Emphasis in Studio: Drawing & Painting MacArthur High School: Graduated in 2001 Preferred Mediums: Ink, acrylic, latex, spray paint, graphite, spray paint, watercolor, Rives BFK, Arches Watercolor paper, masking tape, excel blades, cardboard, panels, and canvas Online Portfolio: augustinecordero.virb.com