Richard S. Duardo

I consider myself a cultural archivist and look to current events as the primary motivator of my work. My world view is irrelevant and hardly plays a role in the work I create. The fact that I am a Chicano is inconsequential; I am an artist, period. I am more concerned with how I interpret information that is served up to consumers—product and political. My response is visceral and immediate. My motto is "Appropriate, Deconstruct, and Regurgitate." I feel that creating enough residue will ensure some survival of my progeny (work) so that future historians will determine its value outside of current art/business hierarchies.