Edison Peñafiel is an interdisciplinary artist who manipulates drawing, sculpture, photography, and video in order to decontextualize, and then reconstruct absurd realities that question abuse of power, prejudice, exploitation, and social issues that persevere through time. The orchestrated collaboration and conversion of mediums from drawings into videos, sculptures into photography, the transcoding of the material into the digital realm, and vice-versa, alter their own and each other’s intrinsic essence and mimic the media’s shifting characteristics of interpreting reality.

Penafiel’s works insinuates an irrational perspective on the ever-changing propagation of information throughout history and present times; biased data that sustains the manufactured ideologies and systems that shape the world.