Project Description

Sam Marroquin

Investigating and exposing truth in current and historical events, I am always aware of and processing what is going on around us. News and ideas which are avoided by popular culture and media are the sources for my work. Responding to the collective experience of fact and fiction, I explore the authenticity of cultural information. Uncovering truth becomes a way of documenting current history while looking to the past as well as the future.

I work intently, building layer upon layer of images, text, visual information, found objects, and acrylic paint. Images, carefully selected from magazines, books, newspapers, and the internet, compose my work. I incorporate metal, wire, bits of plastic, mesh, tags, product packaging, and other castoff items from my collection of found materials.

My artwork promotes discovering a new perspective about events that are not often discussed. Censorship, environment, and historical narratives are just some of the themes I have recently explored in my work.

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