Known for his minimal and conceptually based practice, Jesse Amado (b. 1951, San Antonio, Texas) has always been attracted to clean shapes and industrial materials that he could manipulate to form geometric paintings and sculptures. He often references Minimalist art history and conveys potent social content within seemingly simple forms. Another area in which Amado explores these concepts is in the arena of text art, where he reveals his expertise at manipulating language in order to produce commentaries on the social ambiguities of modern and contemporary culture.