Marcos Hdez

Region: West


City / State: Houston, TX

I make fictionalized landscapes that draw on manmade forms and natural elements—construction sites, rock formations, cornfield rows, power lines, roads, asphalt lots, dirt, sand, concrete. The industrial materials I use refer to the raw natural resources used in construction. Formally, I use texture, shape, line, and contrast to conduct a conversation with abstract expressionism and minimalism. I place the materials at the forefront at all times; my intention is to draw attention to the importance of the framework that our world operates on, and to use those materials to reference social and environmental issues while also bringing to mind ideas about my heritage as an artist and as the son of a construction worker.