17. Marilyn Escobedo
My body of work has been a journey that has led to an investigation of my ancestor’s history, the discovery of my Latinx identity, embracing the art of my ancestors, and an awareness of the unfairness in the current political climate. Making comparisons of Spanish colonialism with gentrification because of what is happening in my town; the displacement of people because of developers buying out property so they can all capitalize on the “gold,” they struck. I look up to artists like Rafa Esparza, Emilia Cruz, and Alfonso Gonzalez Jr. who are all about showing their brown pride; making art that Latinx folks can relate to. Being able to see our culture and the baggage that comes along with it. I am a multidisciplinary artist who uses various mediums such as oil, acrylic, enamel, spray-paint chips, screen printing and found items.
1- No hay unidad con el serpiente y el Aguila se la comera, 2019 Oil, acrylic and gold leaf on paint chips, matte medium, chains, 36” x 54”
2- Bogabilla, 2020 Enamel on Aluminum 7 1/2" x 12 1/2"
3- Orange Cali, 2020 Enamel on Aluminum 7 1/2" x 12 1/2"
4- Pink Pop, 2020 Enamel on Aluminum 7 1/2" x 12 1/2"
5- Marilyn Escobedo Impeach, 2019 Ink and oil on handmade paper 28” x 36”
6- Quetzalcoatl, 2019 Oil on canvas 24" x 30"
7- Healing ancestral trauma through gardening, 2019 Oil on canvas 30” x 36”