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ENRIQUE MARTINEZ
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Artist's Statement
The phantasmatic fears, confusions, obsessions, and contradictions of our contemporary world are materlized in my drawings and paintings. It is a universe in which all apparent victories are Pyrrhic. Lust and aggression culminate in a state of anxious melancholy rather than one of satisfaction and release. I depict when our basest instincts become the governing force behind our political, cultural and social affairs. I weave together an improbable cast of heroes, villains, aliens, common folk, grotesque giant mutants, malignant polyps that defy precise categorization, and other sundry composite creatures that are drawn from a myriad of sources in both high art and popular culture. While a few of them subsist in an all-too solitary confinement, most pour out onto the page as if they had been jettisoned from a surreal floodgate.


Visual Arts Samples

 

Death Labyrinth
Drawing

Ammo and Health Meter #1
Drawing

Space Invaders encounter Clown Dick
Painting

Fanatics
Drawing

Klaatu Barata Nikto
Drawing
 

Forever Keepsies
Drawing

I want you, Autonomy
Drawing

The History of the World
Drawing

Mestizaje
Painting

Everybody's Happy Nowadays
Drawing
 

 

 
 
     
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