Christian Mendoza

Hot Pink,

20 x 24 in (frame: 22 x 26 in)

Estimate $1,800

Sticker collage construction.


About Christian Mendoza :

Christian A. Mendoza is a New York City based artist from Nicaragua whose work draws from the experiences of his native country and the influences of New York City and Miami. Mendoza's style bridges the modern, primitive, and organic. He draws strongly on the nature and folklore of his homeland while interpreting the density and chaos of daily urban life. In the 1980's his family moved to the Bronx, where Mendoza began to develop a style that combining architectural draftsmanship he learned from his father with the new inspirations of letters, faces, and forms that then covered the subways of New York City. At a young age, he learned about drafting and architecture from his father. This inspiration brought Mendoza to the study of Mayan, Central and Native American Cultures, hieroglyphs, petroglyphs, calligraphies, and alphabets from both ancient and modern cultures, which also inform his work. With great dedication, he continued his study of world alphabets, color, light energy and movement, working in a range of styles that culminate all the influences of his early development. His paintings are grounded with descriptive line work that creates a sense of movement and energy. A visual manifestation of the sonic combinations found in early Electronic Music, Comic Books & Hip-Hop mixtapes and performances emanate from his surfaces. Interchangeability between the sense of visual and audio is an artistic subject that has been pursued universally and historically, and Mendoza's practice can also be positioned in that context. It is something that goes beyond an ordinary world that an individual perceives through the five senses, instead, it enables an individual to access the supernatural/mythological world through so-called collective unconsciousness. Science-fictional elements that can often be seen in Mendoza's works function as motives to emerge such a mythological world from the mixture of ancient culture and urban life experience that are his resources of inspiration.