Marianela de la Hoz

Inspired by the literary movement called "Hemofiction," Mexican artist Marianela de la Hoz seeks to offer insights into the hidden character of her subjects through visual codes and exaggerated features. Her version of magic realism has been termed "White Violence" because of her use of black humor and fantasy to depict the darker side of humanity. The miniscule scale of the paintings demands close scrutiny further emphasizing their sometimes subtle distortions and glimpses into a world of childish dreams. Like a spider draws a fly into its web, Marianela seeks to entrap the viewer rationally as well as viscerally. She has exhibited her work in museums and galleries in Mexico, USA, Canada and South America, in more than 20 solo shows and 70 group shows. She has been distinguished with different recognitions and awards in Mexico and abroad.

Pierrette Van Cleve - Marianela de la Hoz