ARTIST STATEMENT

ARTIST STATEMENT

Artist Statement I explore ideas of identity, communication, and estrangement through video art, concrete poetry, and drawings. Fueled by my status as a Nonimmigrant Alien, I consider feelings of anxiety by layering words, images, and sound that mirror my frustrations. By deconstructing images and manipulating language, I embrace impermanence.

Bio Reina Castellanos (b. 1987) is a Venezuelan artist living in the US. She participated in SNAP! Orlando’s YOU ARE HERE month-long event as part of the internationally renowned Bring Your Own Beamer exhibition in May 2015. She holds an AS degree in Graphic Design from Valencia College, a BFA in Illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design, and an MFA from University of Central Florida.