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Marcos Raya
Baby Needs Machine - Surreal Meets Tecno on a Surgical Table, Large Painting

2022

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Marcos Raya Baby Needs Machine, 2022 acrylic on canvas 52h x 78w in 132.08h x 198.12w cm MSR089 Marcos Raya's work is heavily influenced by Mexican Folk Art, Surrealism, and Symbolism. His work also has ties to DADA Art and artists such as Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray. And, of course, his contemporaries, The Chicago Imagists have strong influence in Marcos Raya's artwork. Most artists develop a basic language that they reconfigure and recapitulate in each new work. For some this basic language is formal: color, shape, and texture. For some it is a system of symbols, representational or abstract. For some the basic language take the form of ideas that communicate a viewpoint or philosophy. Marcos Raya's basic language is a repertoire of striking images that expose the turmoil of his inner life and struggles to be in the world. Revelatory artworks (as opposed to confessional artworks) may not hold center state in contemporary culture, yet the lineage of this practice is deep, connecting to the ancient and the mythic. –Lynne Warren 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. 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. Marcos Raya's work can be found in collections all over the world. He is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Chicago, The National Mexican Fine Arts Museum, Chicago, The Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
  • Creator:
    Marcos Raya (1948, Mexican)
  • Creation Year:
    2022
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 52 in (132.08 cm)Width: 78 in (198.12 cm)Depth: 1.5 in (3.81 cm)
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    Framing Options Available
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  • Gallery Location:
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: MSR0891stDibs: LU554313979402
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