Demetri Espinosa is an artist based in Lawrence, MA. In 2019 he received a BFA in painting from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where he graduated with departmental honors. He has shown work at Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, The Mosesian Center for the Arts, and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. His work has been featured in the Boston Globe, Studio Visit Magazine, and a number of other local publications. Through the language of abstraction his work deals with notions of identity, belonging, nostalgia, and otherness.
There’s a common trope in western literature called in medias res. It’s a Latin phrase which literally translates to “in the middle of things” and refers to a narrative that begins at the height of action, in the middle of the story. I think about this concept a lot. As a third culture kid I struggled to find a sense of self within the cultural dissonance of my upbringing. Those formative years for me were marked by turbulence as my parents divorced and we moved endlessly. My work centers on that period of upended order. In turn, I aim to bring the viewer along with me into that time and place, into the middle of things.