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Through Me presents an expressionist form that play’s upon Estaban’s themes of inflicted memories and lived experiences. The eyes and throat are obscured by mark making in his signature black, white, red, and yellow, creating a portrait that is both tranquil and turbulent.
History always has a funny way of catching up to us, Guerra seems to make sure of that. The historical context that he intimately experienced in Cuba and in the diversity of New York City is mixed with the now, giving the viewers the constant message that liberation starts from the body. Gender stereotypes along with racial stereotypes that are perpetuated by long standing societal structures are also taken for a fresh spin, while playing with its past meanings.