Erika Lamar Buentello

Craft

In 2018, I created a series of gouache portraits as a personal project to study portraiture and resemblance through quick, sketch-less paintings. My goal was to work on one portrait every day and to complete it by directly painting it in gouache on black paper as fast as possible.

Erika Lamar Buentello

Craft

Craft is a central concept in all of my work. I am inspired by handmade items, nuances of imperfection and irregularities on items that would not or could not be achieved by automation. I make crafts with my original artworks and illustrations and can be often found selling my goods in person at local and regional markets.