Zach Mendoza

Region: Pacific Coast


City / State: Sugar Land, TX

Much of my work is an investigation of the ways things are built, disrupted, reinterpreted, or redefined into something new. Francis Bacon once said, “I want a very ordered image but I want it to come about by chance.” The dichotomy of chaos and order is a fundamental component of my practice. Personal narrative is paired with universal truth, or rather the search for the latter. Opposing forces are always at play: randomness and order, beauty and the grotesque, victim and aggressor. I have great reverence for the past and an equal infatuation with the lurking shadow of the future. As a perpetual student of history and the history of art, I feel armed to confront the ideas that keep me up at night.