The Most Iconic Artists of the 1990s
One of 12 images from photographic series: " Field notes from South Los Angeles; this world is a fleshless one where madness, love and heretics are all I know ".
The print portfolio has been published in collaboration with Chair & Associate Professor Arnold Kemp and Associate Professor and master printer Holly Morrison of the Virginia Commonwealth University Painting + Printing (PAPR) Department.
Using text, image, sculpture, video, and site-specific street performance, provocateur Daniel Joseph Martinez investigates challenging issues about America’s social architecture, democracy, capitalism, and the relationship between personal and collective identity. “I’ve always embraced a means to open debates, as part of a method to allow art to become an active agent of the possibility that ideas can infect our daily lives,” Martinez explains. “This usually leads to some form of controversy in the work.” For the 1993 Whitney Biennial, Martinez created new text for the museum’s admission badges that read “I Can’t Ever Imagine Wanting to Be White.” At the 2008 Biennial, he presented Divine Violence (2007), which consisted of 125 panels, each painted with the name of an organization that used violence to effect political change.
American, b. 1957, Los Angeles, California, based in Los Angeles, California