You have ended by imposing on me an image of myself

A lot of my work is driven by the persistence of colonialist narratives in the mainstream imagination. The power dynamics that have informed these popular narratives are emotionally complex, and centuries later the thorny relationship between the colonized and the colonizer echoes in our daily lives through our connections with others—with lovers, with “authority,” and with ourselves.

  • David Rios Ferreira
  • 2020
  • New York, NY
  • Collage, Mixed Media
  • Gouache, screen printing ink, and collage on wood panel
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  • 18x 24 in
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