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Image courtesy of Jaylen Pigford

Presa House will welcome Houston-based visual artist Jaylen Pigford for the first time to San Antonio with his exhibition, "See What I See."

Pigford is an Afro-Latino painter born and raised in Corpus Christi and based in Houston. The son of an African-American father and a mother of Mexican descent, Pigford is a self-taught artist who has been creating artwork since childhood. Pigford views his work as a balance of light and dark, a reflection of past negative experiences, and a story of adversity.

Like many artists before him, Pigford uses skulls in his work to represent mortality and that no person is above any other. Popular across many cultures, the Renaissance painter’s fascination with Memento Mori was a symbolic reminder of death’s inevitability and belief that earthly possessions and achievements are fleeting and that an individual’s energy should be focused on divine judgement and salvation.

The exhibition will remain on view by appointment through April 24.

Presa House will welcome Houston-based visual artist Jaylen Pigford for the first time to San Antonio with his exhibition, "See What I See."

Pigford is an Afro-Latino painter born and raised in Corpus Christi and based in Houston. The son of an African-American father and a mother of Mexican descent, Pigford is a self-taught artist who has been creating artwork since childhood. Pigford views his work as a balance of light and dark, a reflection of past negative experiences, and a story of adversity.

Like many artists before him, Pigford uses skulls in his work to represent mortality and that no person is above any other. Popular across many cultures, the Renaissance painter’s fascination with Memento Mori was a symbolic reminder of death’s inevitability and belief that earthly possessions and achievements are fleeting and that an individual’s energy should be focused on divine judgement and salvation.

The exhibition will remain on view by appointment through April 24.

Presa House will welcome Houston-based visual artist Jaylen Pigford for the first time to San Antonio with his exhibition, "See What I See."

Pigford is an Afro-Latino painter born and raised in Corpus Christi and based in Houston. The son of an African-American father and a mother of Mexican descent, Pigford is a self-taught artist who has been creating artwork since childhood. Pigford views his work as a balance of light and dark, a reflection of past negative experiences, and a story of adversity.

Like many artists before him, Pigford uses skulls in his work to represent mortality and that no person is above any other. Popular across many cultures, the Renaissance painter’s fascination with Memento Mori was a symbolic reminder of death’s inevitability and belief that earthly possessions and achievements are fleeting and that an individual’s energy should be focused on divine judgement and salvation.

The exhibition will remain on view by appointment through April 24.

WHEN

WHERE

Presa House Gallery
725 S. Presa St.
San Antonio, TX 78210
http://presahouse.com/portfolio/april-2021

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