Luis Colan, New York City Member Since November 2007 Artist Statement I'm a painter currently living in New York City trying to expand my horizons as an artist. I have been painting in oil for about ten years and it is still a learning process every time I sit down to work. There is so much to learn in this medium that at times it feels overwhelming but at the end it is well worth it. I'm interested in the idea of the painterly image, concentrating in the formal elements of painting and trying to continue the long tradition of painting which to many is dead. Painting is not dead, as a matter of fact I don't think it will ever be. Although new technological advances have made art making provocative and exciting, nothing can compare to the way oil, in my case, comunicate emotion. I'm in the process of discovering myself through my painting, going back and forth between abstraction and representation. Although at times this search for my own visual language is frightening I'm sure that I will come to it some how some day.