|John M. Valadez|
all, the work comes from an intuitive and personal place. I have opinions
and ideas that go into the work which are not always clearly articulated and
lead me into areas of my psyche, unresolved and vulnerable. The fear that
rise up from this process and overtakes me wrestles with a commitment to give
the work honesty, integrity and to also finish the damned thing. I am emotion.
I am not concerned with any specifics of art theory, endless academic investigations
of the creative process, trends towards technology, fashion, or cultural and
racial nationalism. Lately (the last twenty years), I have been calling myself
a painter and I choose realism as a means of production.