Roy Cruz

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Pugnacious Influencers

Pugnacious Influencers

Nebulous Epidemic by Roy Cruz

Nebulous Epidemic

Gelatinous Vectors

Gelatinous Vectors



As an artist, I am fascinated with movement. I’ve always been enamored with dance: be it modern, ballet or hip hop. Growing up in the 70’s, the dancers on television executing Bob Fosse choreography wearing flowing and colorful Bob Mackie costumes introduced me to an ephemeral levity that I always wanted to frame. The 1984 music video of Chaka Khan’s “I Feel For You” that featured Norma Kamali’s oversized jackets and stretched jersey, showed me wardrobe flowed as if another part of the body, and governed by the dancers’ muscles. In the 90’s, Madonna’s “Human Nature” video in which the dancers moved in restrictive cubicles, the narrative was an exploration of bondage yet watching it felt liberating. I see dancers as an amalgamation of random shapes that cling, adapt and mutate with one another, in search for a path to freedom.

Past Exhibits

Accidental Syntax – Los Angeles, 2019
Cartographic Conundrums – Los Angeles, 2022

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