Aboudaken

My work dissects dominance, aggression and power dynamics through the lens of a culturally-enforced binary system. The Middle Eastern fem confronts pressure from both Western and Arab culture. There are rigid expectations enforced upon Arab femmes from both sides; the feminine body & associated rights from reproductive to aesthetic presentation has added constraints. This is more difficult for LGBT+ people who struggle with validating their identity in a largely anti-queer culture. The continuing power struggle for dominance is exacerbated through the body politics.

Mär Martinez is an interdisciplinary artist specializing in sculptural painting. Her paintings dissect dominance, aggression and power dynamics through the lens of a culturally-enforced binary system. She is pursuing a BFA at the University of Central Florida. Select Awards include: Holzer Art Scholarship, Frank Lloyd Wright Scholar Recipient, and the CINTAS Scholar Award. Select 2019 Exhibitions include: Chasing Shadows, Orlando, 29th Annual All-Florida Juried Arts Show, Stuart, Winter Garden Arts 6th Annual Top Choice Awards, Winter Garden, and National Endowment for the Arts Station Eleven Exhibition, Orlando. She can be reached at www.marmartinezart.com or @meatvoid.

 

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