Friday, August 22, 2008

The large scale works of Marquez nearly always reflect his sinical observation of modern society. Using appropriated paintings (in this case Picasso’s Guernica), hidden imagery in shadows and reflections, “Slash, Bangbang, Boom” is a contemporary commentary on today’s society. He depicts a puppeteer as a joker (reflected in the mirror) standing behind a table or stage manipulating the marionette Pope. Cast in the shadow, is a scene of violence and despair. The artist implies the powerlesness of organized Religion to keep peace (in particular the Catholic church) or perhaps he alludes organized religion is actually the cause for the unrest.

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