I feel compelled, especially with the world as it is now, to introduce you to Enrique Marty an amazing Spanish artist whose unique & blatantly realistic work holds up a mirror that is not often pleasant to see! One cannot help but recognize (parts) of oneself and be touched, or really, SLAPPED IN THE FACE by his work!
Below taken from his exhibiton @ The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo.
Enrique Marty, Born 1969, Salamanca, Spain
"Marty produces works that are often controversial because of the power and freshness of his expression. He employs various techniques, composing striking stage sets where the familiar becomes anxiously strange. His models, often taken from his intimate circle, are cast until life size is achieved. At the same time the physical characteristics of the models are retained and exaggerated to a point that each mole or each wrinkle on the skin becomes highly visible such that they are transformed into disturbing grotesque creatures that destabilize conventional reality."
|The Visitors, mixed media on wood by Hans Butikofer|
after Enrique Marty