Marcus Zilliox
I explore abstraction and critiques of painting, leading to combinations of various genres of abstraction with graffiti, cartooning, anime, text, and methods of realism. As a product of contemporary American society, my work often deals with the fractal nature of this reality. My paintings take fragments of visual information, which are then "painted" or "written" as a sort of key to experiential reality. In my amalgamation of layers of materials and references, I create abstract works that make refreshingly contemporary self-portraits out of the systems of contemporary signs and vocabularies.