JDCaceres

Artexpo New York 2024

April 4 – 7, 2024

My recent series focuses on portraying love’s essence on canvas through the image of the heart. I explore our actions and their repercussions, rather than attempting to explicitly define the true nature or essence of love itself. My intention is to communicate my observations and interpretations of how the heart can be disregarded and forgotten. From my perspective, our experiences of love and matters of the heart have often been fraught with challenges due to our limited understanding of what love truly entails.

Several of my pieces depict the heart being forsaken by its own body, fractured into fragments, creating an illusion of the heart’s presence on the canvas. These artworks serve to represent the detachment and fragmentation that the heart can undergo. The choice of colors and the sculptural forms in these pieces mirror the heart’s emotional state, symbolizing the depths of its submersion into emotional complexities.

Loose Legs, 2018
Mixed media on canvas
48″ x 48″
The Cocks Strut Walk, 2016
Oil on canvas
48″ x 60″
Turned Down, 2020
Acrylic Painting, oil painting, modeling paste
48″ x 48″
Sugar Blues, 2019
Acrylic painting, oil painting, enamel painting, modeling paste
48″ x 60″
Trouble, 2019
Acrylic painting, oil painting, enamel painting, tempered glass, modeling paste
48″ x 60″