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Newyorican Manifestation/Manifestación Nuyorican is a painting of Ballester’s reflection and reinterpretation of Puerto Ricans and Nuyoricans in El Barrio through iconic figures. It is his reflection on Puerto Rican identity with a special focus on El Barrio, the crown jewel of the Puerto Rican community. Newyorican Manifestation represents his artistic journey and his identity as a Puerto Rican from Ponce to New York City to the world.
Original Newyorican Manifestation/Manifestación Nuyorican, 2013, oil painting on treated Masonite, 22” x 18”
Silkscreen, Lenox acid free paper, 20’’ x 30’’ - printed by Sam Coronado