My work is a response to my daily encounters - as an immigrant, as a citizen, as a human being , as an eye-witness. I leave an imprint of what i recollect, both literally (found objects, homeless signs, any type of written or visual testament, that speaks to me) and emotionally (the thoughts and memories I carry with me) on pieces of paper, canvas or within space itself. On these I transmit the images of those, who allow me to enter their world and share in their captivity. I add to this my own memories and a socio-political responsibility. 

Victor D. Cartagena


INSTALLATION

"Transparency"

Black & white Passport photos and image projection

"Capital punishment"

10.000 newspapers, chairs, video projection and sound components

"The wounded"

 crutches, video projection and sound components

"Quarantine"

Straitjacket and multiple alarm clocks

"Burrocracia"

Murals on paper 40 ft. x 10 ft.

"Materia Prima"
(Cheap Labour)

Black & white Passport photos in blue ink liquid
(Variable Edition)

"Bang-Bang Toy Gun"

600 toy guns in multiple video projection and sound components

"Schuldenturm"-Pfaffenhofen Licht 2.0
Fotoinstallation, Skulptur, Sound



"Schuldenturm"-Pfaffenhofen Licht 2.0
Fotoinstallation, Skulptur, Sound



""Exodus" - Pfaffenhofen Licht 2.0
Fotoinstallation



"Anatomy of La Mentira"

Paper Puppets, Drawing and Print Making

"Con los Ojos Vendados"

A dining table with sculpture bread faces, with video projection and sound components

"American Dream - Nightmare"

500 pillows, red thread, with image projection and sound components

"Leaving in the certain time"

600 black & white enlargened Passport photos on a wooden stick, with video projection and sound components

PRINT MAKING

KALA Art Institute Print Making Studio, in company with Enrique Chagoya

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Print making Chine collé
22 x 30

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Print making Chine collé
22 x 30

"Taurus and Aries"
Monoprint
22 x 30

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Monoprint Chine collé
22 x 30

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Print making Chine collé

22 x 30


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Monoprint with Colour pencils
22 x 30

"The little red horse"
Monoprint 
22 x 30

"I told you so"
Monoprint 
22 x 30

"The two Locos"
Monoprint 
22 x 30

"The seven sins"

Monoprint Chine collé
15 x 22 

Monoprint from the series  "La muerte"

Monoprint from the series "La muerte"

"Caritas de Oro"
Monoprint with gold leaf 
15 x 22

"Diabetic"
Monoprint with a sign of a homeless, Chine collé
22 x 30

"Farytale"
Blockprint 
40 x 30

"Eating the bible"
Linoleumcut Print cut out, with book pages
12 x 8

At the Studio

SCULPTURE

"The red threat"
Cement and thread

"Under water"
Clay

"Talking"
Ceramic

"Broken faith"
Mixed media

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Mixed media

"Feetless"
Cement 

"Sugar faces"
Sculptures made of sugar, 12 faces, ephemeral sculptures

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Leather boots and red thread

"Isolation II"
Glasshead with Aluminium cover wines

"Lynch"
Clay, rope and metal

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Clay and gold leaf

"Isolation I"
Plastic, light and net

CANVAS

"Red nose - Anatomy of la Mentira"
Acrylic on canvas

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Acrylic on canvas and mixed media
18 x 24


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Acrylic on canvas
54 x 70

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Acrylic on canvas
54 x 70

"Blindfolded"
Acrylic on canvas
51 x 71

"Listen"
Acrylic on canvas
75 x 56

"The black bird"
Acrylic on canvas
20 x 24

"Perception"
Acrylic on canvas

"White face"
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 50

"Red lips"
Acrylic on canvas
20 x 24

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Acrylic on canvas
20 x 24

"Black & white"
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 75

At the studio

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Acrylic on canvas
20 x 24

"Red earrings"
Acrylic on canvas
90 x 67


DRAWING

At the studio

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Drawing on paper
26 x 32

"Escape"
Drawing on paper with mechanical compounds
40 x 54

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Drawing on paper with ink and charcoal pencil

30 x 42


"Made in the USA"

Mixed media

16 x 20


"Broken wing"

Drawing mixed media

77 x 30


"Through the tunnel""

Drawing mixed media

50 x 30


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Drawing on paper with ink and charcoal pencil
30 x 42

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Drawing on paper with ink and charcoal pencil
30 x 42

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Drawing on paper with ink and charcoal pencil
30 x 42

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Drawing on paper with ink and charcoal pencil
30 x 42

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Drawing on paper with ink and charcoal pencil
30 x 42

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Drawing on paper with ink and charcoal pencil
30 x 42

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Drawing on paper with ink and charcoal pencil
30 x 42

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Drawing on paper with ink and charcoal pencil
30 x 42

"The Boxers"
Drawing on paper, ink, charcoal pencil and acrylic
42 x 30