Vincent Valdez is most recognized for his monumental portrayal of the contemporary figure. His drawn and painted subjects remark on a universal struggle within various socio-political arenas and eras. “My aim is to incite public remembrance and to impede distorted realities that I witness, like the social amnesia that surrounds me,” states Valdez. Exhibitions and collections include Ford Foundation, New York, NY; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Smithsonian Museum of American Art and National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC; among others.Valdez was born in 1977 in San Antonio, TX. Valdez currently lives and works in Houston.
DJAMILA, 2018 | 21 plate, variable edition lithograph mounted on Komatex, with collage, painted map tacks, and gold pins Artist’s Statement / How the work was made Dajmila, Inspired by Gillo Pontecorvo’s film “The Battle of Algiers” attempts to show how female combatants in The Battle of Algiers were both aggressors and victims, victimized both […]
TWO SCANNER MONOTYPES, 2018 | Monotypes with Chine Collé, lithographic elements and a glaze overprinting Artist’s Statement / Read about the making of the work Ouroboros Shredder, 2017 | Slit and Folded lithograph with registration pins Ouroboros Shredder, speaking to the Greek mythological concept of the cyclical nature of life and death, depicts the […]