Born in La Habana, Cuba. His work takes a critical look at dominant representations that circulate in popular culture in order to challenge racial and gendered stereotypes. Specifically, he seeks to deconstruct commonly held views of black and female bodies and to offer alternative ways of seeing them. He does this by simultaneously exposing the histories and structures that sustain racism and sexism and by finding provoking ways to reimagine them. In doing this, he draws from the cultural resources of his native Cuba and its rich African heritage as well as from the staggering diversity of New York City, where he currently resides. He works on large formats and often use recycled materials and found objects to mix various techniques such as silkscreen, collage, collagraph and painting. While primarily a painter, he also incorporates photography and sculpture, into his work. Overall, he is committed to using art to help us imagine more liberating futures.