Eugenio Merino’s works is balanced between beliefs and disbelief, paradox and logics, taste and bad taste, respect and offense. The artist often assumes a cynical role and reveals uncomfortable visions of contemporary societies. Throughout his career, Merino has demonstrated an ability to set a transdisciplinary work, able to merge different means such as neorealist sculpture, paintings, drawings or installations. He finds inspiration in a popular imaginary and mass media which he combines with dialectical, metaphorical and metonymical means to assembly his artworks. The opposition of different realities, as well as disparate referents and symbols, also generate different possible ways of reading his artistic production. Elements coming from 21st century iconography and cultural stereotypes that have shaped Western thought can be found in his artworks with an added sense of acid irony and discursive sarcasm.
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