Sunday, May 20, 2018


By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
Detail of "Cruz Y Ficcion" (2018) by Patrick McGrath Muniz. Oil on canvas, 42 x 80 inches
Painter Patrick McGrath Muniz might be the Paul Gauguin of our time for how he challenges cultural, geographic and material boundaries. Born in Puerto Rico and now living in Houston, Texas, he's inspired by Renaissance, Baroque and Latin American colonial paintings, plus pop culture. He also studies tarot and astrology. His first painting of 2018, "Cruz Y Ficcion" addresses contemporary issues including colonialism, consumerism, cultural identity and climate change. We found him in a Hi-Fructose magazine story announcing, "Credo" at La Luz De Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles (Through May 27). So, to all our friend's in LA, check him out because Patrick McGrath is our collector's pick of the week. [More]
"Cruz Y Ficcion" (2018). Oil on canvas, 42 x 80 inches. Gallery price: $20,000
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