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Nun with a Gun - Three Dimensional Sculptural Wall Piece

2020

$3,500

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A found devotional sculpture of a woman in a habit becomes a caustic metaphor about the state of contemporary culture with a nun clasping a gun between her praying hands, sun glasses cover her eyes and her entire face shrowded in bandages. Such is the work of Marcos Raya. These everyday objects that are seemingly utilitarian are now burdened with a new purpose. Marcos Raya Nun with a Gun mixed media 12h x 9.25w x 7.25d in 30.48h x 23.50w x 18.41d cm MSR013 Marcos Raya brings together old and new works in a variety of media that mostly explores the sociological impact of technological change. His paintings, collages and installations present an idiosyncratic hybrid of Mexican folklore, American pop-culture. His work has more affinities with Dada and Surrealism, infused with elements of Chicago-Style Pop-Expressionism and Machismo. Through an extension of his own personal space, his frontier is filled with assemblage that takes life from the residue of crisis. His installations operate as both a self-portrait and collective history. In the context of a merging reality of medical and psychological proportions. His active space is an esthetic of abundance and display that presents traces of the ongoing struggles with urban displacement. Raya’s edge is both intimate in a domestic construction and sinister in a spectacle of public dimension.

Details

  • Attributed to
    Marcos Raya (1948, Mexican)
  • Creation Year
    2020
  • Dimensions
    Height: 12 in. (30.48 cm)Width: 9.25 in. (23.5 cm)Depth: 7.25 in. (18.42 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: MSR0131stDibs: LU55439532192

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