Juan Manuel IldefonsoPhotographer Male Los Angeles, California, US
My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/ildefonso Juan Manuel Ildefonso
Mayhem # 2380228
About MeAs a first generation Mexican-American, words like "identity" and
"culture" do not just inhabit my world, they bombard it. I find that
these words are difficult to explain because they are not words of
permanence. Identity and culture are words of motion and of evolution.
These are words with singular, personal and collective meanings, which
depending on from what perspective they are defined, can be inclusive
or exclusive of a variety of components.
The journey I am beginning to embark upon with these proposed pieces
explores the syntheses of icons from the two primary cultures in which
I've been raised. In this process, I have discovered an endless
abundance of meanings by which to explore these concepts of culture
and identity that for me, are most difficult to express otherwise.
2011 Sound Walk, Return to the Intimate, Long Beach CA (In Production)
2008 Art Explosion, One, Two, Four, Eight…Artist Work: Gallery, Los Angeles C.A.
This is not a…, Untitled: Land One, China Town, Los Angeles C.A.
2007 No Required Text, Exceeding Expectations, Traveling Exhibition, Los Angeles C.A.
2005 Solo Show, Circumstances, Pam’s Café, Los Angeles C.A.
2003 Thesis show, Gallery A, California State University, Long Beach