Artist Statement

​     While celebrating life, death, and the afterlife; these pieces study the matters of self identity, sexuality, and ancestral roots in a folklore manner. They are self portraits portrayed by human-like surrogates with a combination of pre-columbian and modern Nicaraguan culture. My paintings are a homage to my grandfather; un pintor que nunca llegué a conocer. 

 Joel Gaitan

Living and working in Miami, Florida.