Artist Statement


Angel examines the dehumanization of people through the marketing and “spin” that we are subjected to in our everyday lives.  His digital images, mixed media installations and sculptures blur the lines of what are acceptable societal norms and capitalize on global warming, natural disasters, immigration, financial disarray, terrorism, and war as money making opportunities in a commercial-centric society.  In an era where the masses are looked upon as “consumers” rather than citizens, he has discovered that the best way to skirt laws is to redefine them.  His work exploits commercialism and industrial design, placing these issues in an appetizing “product” package for the masses in a disturbingly consumable and uncomfortably familiar format.  The reason for this is not only to heighten awareness of the subject matter, but to begin conversation where most would rather be entertained from a distance.  The creation and engineering of this “merchandise” is not just an artistic presentation:  it is an invitation to incorporate the viewer and make them a larger part of the work itself, creating an interactive experience that merges a passion for the arts with the social and political concerns of today.


All images, names, copyrights, works, designs are property of Angel Cabrales. Any artwork, writings, sculptures, paintings, multimedia work, designs, images, including any sketch work, prototypes, web images, photos are property of Angel Cabrales. None of the above may be used for any commercial, artistic, or any other purpose without written permission or consent from Angel Cabrales.