Hydra III: Mimesis Nemesis, 2012
Graphite, conte, and ink on mounted paper
Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art Collection
Gift of the artist
Daniel Samaniego combines fantastic and grotesque imagery to explore the interplay between private personas and public depictions of queer beauty. A work like Hydra III is a controlled deployment of camp sensibility, binding intensely-heightened emotional drama—jagged edges, tear-stained cheeks, and monstrous faces that look like horror movie masks—to the cool realism of his drawing style. (DKS)
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