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Artist Details

Oscar Figueroa

Write An Artist Statement With The Word ‘Me’ Or ‘I’ In It, Or Both

Thank you for complimenting me: 

You like me, I like you.

Make me feel warm.

I choose to think coldly, I can use a microwave.

Let me put a band-aid on it. Fuck band-aids, let’s do it Old School. 

Have a speech impediment so people will talk to you less.

Cry at the sunset. Thank you for finishing my sentence. 

Have fun, let go.

let’s talk about

french kissing. 

The food fell to the floor:

 It’s important to listen to birds. 

Remain 

anonymous. Make a mess. 

Remind me of nothing.

There is such a thing as War-risk insurance.

Who could have predicted reality tv?

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What if instead of a logical artist statement we decided to write thoughts, or sentences, that go through our heads when making art. This is not poetry per se, this is a form of idea communication, just as the conventional artist statement was intended.

Oscar Figueroa, July 2016

Oscar Figueroa (b. 1990 in Hamilton, ON) graduated from OCAD University in 2013. He has exhibited solo and group exhibitions in Toronto, including a solo show curated by Gary Michael Dault. Oscar currently lives and works in Toronto.