Héctor Rafael deconstructs the human body and plays with perception of the male and female form as a way of redefining masculinity and femininity. Transmutación Colectiva (Collective Transmutation) explores how our views of gender are changing. This exhibit focuses on the male figure, questioning virility as a social construct and confronting the spectator with suggestive compositions. Héctor Rafael’s paintings promote equity and function as an invitation to harmonious coexistence. His images of luminous forms seek to delight us, and echo the uncontainable energy that revives, unifies, and transforms existence.