"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
"En la barbaria no se llora (No Crying Allowed in the Babershop)," detail (1994)
"'No Crying Allowed in the Barber Shop'...it’s about recreating my memory. When I was five years old my father took me to get my first haircut right around the neighborhood. And what was meant to be a celebration became disastrous event. I was crying a lot, I was scared...What traumatized me wasn’t so much the haircut itself but the way that this barber dealt with my kind of hair...That experience was a combination of race and a right of passage into becoming a little man."
- Pepón Osorio