Ryan Mendoza

Ryan Mendoza
Library Shelf Location 18.MEND
Publication Date 2010
Description The MADRE Contemporary Art Museum in Naples offers a selection of 13 new, unpublished paintings, most of which are very large, all of them executed in 2009. Defined by Milan Kundera as a "historic rarity", the work of Mendoza is certainly atypical: because, by consciously choosing painting as a form of expression, the artist is like "someone who has survived from an old war that has long been forgotten", who is bringing back to contemporary art a traditional type of artistic output that had virtually been abandoned. Through subjects and themes from everyday life and filtered by the obsessions of the unconscious, in this case "the possessed", Mendoza's works convey social hardship and the difficulties involved in finding one's own roots, in a journey that absorbs the stylistic elements of American popular culture and the strict lessons of the Old Masters. In addition to an essay by the curator of the exhibition, Vincenzo Trione, the catalog also contains literary contributions by Milan Kundera and Tiziano Scarpa, as well as an interview with the artist conducted by Neapolitan writer Maurizio Braucci.
ISBN 9788837075613
Quantity 1
Pages 111
Author Vincenzo Trione
Format Paperback
Publisher Electa
Related Artist Ryan Mendoza
Category Painting
Artist's Nationality Italian, American (USA)
Language English

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