by Julio Mejia
My work is interested in the willful contrast of paint, which mirrors the narrative of an exemplar inherited lineage. This lineage of unconventional risk-takers reflects the uncomfortable uncertain outcome of each painting. These paintings are uneasy gambles of a romantic life. The directional effort of paint unveils the visceral tension of beauty found in the forces of nature.
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana 1965 to Peruvian/Chilean parentages, Mejia is an abstract expressionist that uses archival oil, solvent and acrylic, as an alchemist that focuses in the application of paint. He has exhibited at the 3rd Bronx Biennial-New York, Latino Art Museum- California, Rialto Art Center-Georgia State University, Roy C. Moore Gallery-North Georgia University, Art Takes Times Square, New York, Auburn Avenue Research Library, Atlanta, Boricua College, Manhattan, New York, and the Aaron Davis Hall of the City College of New York in Manhattan, New York, New York.
Mejia is represented in the collections of the Cultural Patrimony of Peru, Latino Art Museum, and The Tubman African American Museum.