MY ART

ABOUT WILLIAM A NOGUERA

ABOUT
WILLIAM A NOGUERA

ARTIST STATEMENT

Fear holds a great deal of meaning for me. It is the cornerstone of my existence. Each day I live behind these brutal walls and within this war zone, I fear for my life and of disappearing as an individual. It is out of fear that I fight and rebel against the notion that I will be defined by my surroundings and the opinion of who I should be and how I should act, thus becoming one of them.

My art reflects my resistance to the rigid and restrictive structure imposed upon me. It is the antithesis of this formulaic mindset. I create work that makes visible the “Site of Conflict” and allows the viewer to experience through a personal narrative the landscape of my confinement and the traps that exist there. From fear to rage, and the boundaries and constraints born of these conditions.

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In-Depth Interview: From San Quentin’s Death Row, Artist and Author William A. Noguera Shares His Compelling Story