I used a letterpress for this print, a form of printing in which the image is inked, then impressed directly onto the printing surface. Letterpress is the oldest form of printing, but its now used primarily for limited-run prints, posters, and books.
I developed this piece when I was in Berlin, when I was having a really difficult night. I called my good friend on one of those nights, and he gave me the advice I needed to move forward. One of the songs that most came
to my mind at that time was "Amigo" (Friend) by the singer Roberto Carlos. When I listen to this song, I remember my childhood, sitting in the kitchen while my father prepared my food. My first language was Spanish, my father taught me how to read and write in Spanish, and all the stuff we would listen to
was in Spanish. The song talks about friendship, and one line specifically remained in my head, and became the title for this piece. The line goes like this:
"tu eres realmente el más cierto en horas inciertas"
Translated, this means, "you are the biggest truth in a time of untruths."
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