This new series by Zach Mendoza is inspired by the works of Gericault in which he painted portraits of people with mental disorders.
I have always had an appreciation and reverence for the past. Romantic era music and art has moved me since before I knew how to articulate the feeling and it continues to still. I give great credence to the great art movements that came before and it is sometimes difficult to reconcile old wisdom with post-modern understanding of time after the age of the Internet. The Internet has in many ways democratized information…
Turner and Basquiat can be looked upon at the end of the same sentence on a Google search and yet each are masters in their own right separated by more than a century. Lately, when I think of the future, it helps me to dig my heels in and look backwards and earnestly learn what I can from those who have tread where I wish to.
- Zach Mendoza