Meet Mildor Chevalier
From Haiti, Live & Work in New York City
The core of my quest springs from personal experiences, immigration for example. My experiences are the catalysts that lead me to investigate ideas such as belonging, memories and individual and collective identity. As a Caribbean person influenced by Haitian culture, but now exposed to multiple cultures, I explore art-making beyond an insular framework. As a response to my multicultural influences I seek to celebrate similarities in different individuals that speak to their human condition. In my paintings I construct metaphorical narrative by bringing together architectural, organic forms, and sometimes the figure, to reflect my quest. Also, to offer the viewer what I call a situation-scape to experience.