Reynoso Art: I Am What I Am


I Am What I Am #7, acrylic and colored pencil on paper, 12" x 9", 2013

I Am What I Am #7, acrylic and colored pencil on paper, 12″ x 9″, 2013

I Am What I Am and that is all that I am.

I posted a piece from this series on Instagram today so I figured I would share my favorite from the series, so far, here. The smears in this series are representative of the individual while the linework points to the individual’s interaction with society. The paint is a simple smear unadjusted and transparent to the audience with its beauty and flaws.

The title of the series, I Am What I Am, is a reference to our individuality, via a Popeye quote, and a reference to the ‘I Am’ phrase in scripture, thus pointing to our Imago Dei.

If you want to see more works from this series you can check them out here.


IN COMMENTS BELOW: I’d love to hear your thoughts about this series!

Rondall Reynoso

Rondall is an artist, scholar, and speaker. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Lee University in Cleveland, TN. He holds an MFA in Painting and an MS in Art History from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and is completing a Ph.D. in Art History and Aesthetics from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA.

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