Aaron De La Cruz

June 15 2012 . 10:41am

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Long Walk Home | New Works by Aaron De La Cruz

October 05 2011 . 10:04pm

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“Long Walk Home” is a look into the past, present, and future work of artist Aaron De La Cruz. The show focuses on his reactions to his surroundings and creative growth. During his childhood, Aaron would spend countless hours writing on every square inch that he could get his hands on and this inevitably included the walls of his bedroom. In this exhibition he decided to recreate the bedroom that he grew up in. It was both a sanctuary of memories and experiences that became the launching pad for a child’s journey – from his daydreams to the artist he is now.


Aaron De La Cruz’s work, though minimal and direct at first, tends to overcome barriers of separation and freely steps in and out of the realms of design, graffiti, and illustration. The parameters he has chosen to work within actually allow him to free himself and react to the very limitations he has created. This overriding structure and the lack of deliberation while moving within creates a tension when encountering his work due to the almost computer generated grid like systems he creates by unplanned mark-making. The act and the marks themselves are very primal in nature but tend to take on distinct and sometimes higher meanings in the broad range of mediums and contexts they appear in and on. His work finds strengths in the reduction of his interests in life to minimal information. De La Cruz gains from the idea of exclusion, just because you don’t literally see it doesn’t mean that its not there.


“Long Walk Home” New Works by Aaron De La Cruz
Saturday, October 15th, 2011 6:00pm – 10:00pm
831 Queen Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

Find out more at: aarondelacruz.com / loftinspacehi.com

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