THE WORK OF MARK MULRONEY

by Ariadna Zierold

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Mark Mulroney considers sex and gore as primary means of defiance, and accordingly, guts, exaggerated genitalia, bloody wounds, and well-endowed pin-up girls take center stage in his surrealistic, comic-style paintings and sculptures. By way of explaining the series, Mulroney, who is not known for his discretion, says, “I just relied on my usual methods: put a boner on something or make it bleed.”

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FILIPINO MONSTERS BY LOUIE CORDERO

by Ariadna Zierold

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Louie Cordero’s paintings are informed by the complex political history of the Philippines. Depicting monsters and zombies from Filipino mythology, Cordero includes blood, gore, and military imagery to reflect the eclectic and often violent mix of indigenous culture with American, Spanish, and Asian legacies. In defining his aesthetic, Cordero is drawn to diverse sources, including kitsch, Indian advertising, American B-movies, and pulp fiction.

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