“The collective pchsyque of Venezuelan people has experienced a fundamental shift in the last
decade with the advent of a new political regime and the impact of its newly adopted social and
economic policies. Some want to fight against the new political reality, while others
unconditionally embrace it. Whether in agreement or in dissent, Venezuelans are now
confronting the unstoppable force of globalization and the uncertainty it produces about the
future typical symbols and icons of national identity, such maps and flags, populate Diaz-Torres
Canvases, creating a visual context for examining the many challenges Venezuelan society
must face today” Felix Angel