By Ricardo Cisneros: Born and raised in south Los Angeles my work deals with contemporary issues prevalent to minorities. Each is conceived as a narrative that covers a social or political topic of debate. Within each representation is a twisted and emotional journey that challenges specific paradigms of what it is to be human. I like to conceive each of my work from an emotional experience: love, heartbreak, discrimination, poverty etc. From this platform i develop an environment that best suits the original emotion. Mood and atmosphere play a key factor in my work. In order to achieve this, i use a very selective color palette and the use of chiaroscuro. Elements of pop art play a crucial role in my work.