Hello, my name is Juan Pablo Garza, and I would like to talk about Christian Vinck. Christian, he is not only a very good friend but also one of those people with whom I will always share my individual artistic process and vice versa. So I guess I'm speaking about his work, not only because of admiration for his work but also because I miss my friend. Christian Vinck is a Venezuelan artist of Dutch descent. He was born in 1978 in the city of Maracaibo. Most of his body of work are paintings and drawings, but he has also dedicated his time in developing three-dimensional work, some sound-based work, and has recently worked on a short novel written with his good friend the chef and psychologist Adelso Mestre. Christian is a very prolific artist. He is always processing and translating into his work all the information he gets. His subject matter varies from old documents to scraps from old newspaper, landscapes, baseball cards, old photography collections, album covers, book covers, domestic objects, ships, historical encyclopedias, airplanes, football games ... just a really long list. His most recent work, though, has been more focused on the revision of various aspects of Venezuela's history and present day. One of the things I like most about his work is the fact that it is very straightforward. It does not really ask for too many explanations or justifications. If anything, in some cases in order to read the work, only a little bit of context. Especially with his most recent work.