Paintings by Arizona-based artist Larry Madrigal. Mixing personal narrative, portraiture, and thematic representation, Madrigal works to elevate the seemingly mundane or intimate aspects of our everyday lives:
“The reality of our day to day existence can be very complex. Painting in a narrative tradition gives me the opportunity to contemplate and channel my experience as a contemporary Mexican American, husband, father, and other public and private modes of identity. My work explores the tensions within faith, relationships, work, and artistry. Portraiture is an important extension to my practice. It is a way to ennoble those in my immediate world and stay engaged with the human countenance; keeping my focus on relatable topics and historical themes.”
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