Lives in Vancouver, BC
Jonathan Alfaro attempts to trace the history of the present and uncover the influences of mark-making. The dialogue between material and theory sustains a practice not rooted in any medium specifically but interrogates the intra-actions of his work. Navigating a variety of mediums: drawing, painting, textile, and conversations, he uses repetitive actions, and self referential imagery to trace the minutia of movement. Heavily influenced by Queer and BIPOC authored literature and Karen Barad’s writing on the intra-action, Jonathan Alfaro attempts to uncover the multitude of forces actively changing and altering the actions of mark making — recording the past and present.