In Transmutación Colectiva (Collective Transmutation) the paintings explore how our views of gender and sexuality are changing. In this series I focus on the male figure, questioning masculinity as a social construct and confronting the spectator with homoerotic compositions. These paintings were conceived during the aftermath of hurricane María and I believe that in many ways the impact of what we were going through influenced my work. Not only they continue to comment on masculinity and gender issues but they also document our collective state of mind at that time. That is why we will find titles such as Aftermath, Resilient, A Oscuras (In the Dark) and En Espera (Awaiting); which is how we were at that time.Héctor Rafael
I believe that my work of art promotes equity and functions as a hopeful invitation to inclusive and harmonious coexistence. They are images of luminous forms that emerge to delight us and suggest introspection; paintings that echo the uncontainable energy that revives, unifies, and transforms the universe.