Sam Marroquin

Investigating and exposing truth in current and historic events, I am always aware and processing what is going on around us. News and ideas which are avoided by popular culture and media are the source for my work. Responding to the collective experience of fact and fiction I explore the authenticity of cultural information. Uncovering truth becomes a way of documenting current history while looking to the past as well as the future.

I work intently, building layer upon layer of images, text, visual information, found objects and acrylic paint. Images, carefully selected from magazines, books, newspapers and the internet compose my work. I incorporate metal, wire, bits of plastic, mesh, tags, product packaging and other castoff items from my collection of found materials.