Fidencio Martinez

Fidencio Martinez

January 2016

Artist: Fidencio Martinez

Fidencio Martinez was born in Oaxaca, Mexico, but was raised in North Carolina after his family migrated. His current work examines immigration, the drug war, and socio­economic issues affecting Mexico. In his work, Martinez manipulates newspaper cuttings, maps, paper, and painting surfaces to refer to the crafts and customs taught to him as a toddler in Oaxaca – ones used to celebrate festivals and mourn the dead. For Martinez these techniques are a way to reconnect with a time and place no longer present.

Fidencio Martinez

This installation was a part of 2nd Floor Rear 2016.

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