Bigindicator

Glendalys Medina

Profile  |  Artworks  |  Exhibitions  |  Network  |  Comments
20140830225658-medinag-01-blackgold
BlackGold, 2012 Montana Spray Paint on Paper. #1 of 50 24" X 36" © G.Medina (c)2012
20140831004623-gmjk_3943
Boombox #1, 2010 Sneaker Boxes, Hinges, Laces, Plexi-glass, and Pipes. 9.5”x14.5”x34” © G.Medina (c) 2010
20140830235110-alphabet_a_black
Alphabet Series #1 of 26 (A, 2014 Marker and Pencil on Paper. 24" X 36" © G.Medina (c) 2013
20140830225948-medinag-04-alphabet_r
Alphabet Series #18 of 26 (R), 2014 Marker and Pencil on Paper. 24" X 36" © G.Medina (c) 2014
20140831004754-medina_glendalys__3
MIC, 2009 Mic Head, Sugar and Egg Whites. 2.5”x1.5”x6.5”
20140830235145-alphabet_n
Alphabet Series #14 of 26 (N), 2014 Marker and Pencil on Paper. 24" X 36" © G.Medina (c) 2013
20140830225856-medinag-03-alphabet_f
Alphabet Series #6 of 26 (F), 2014 Marker and Pencil on Paper. 24" X 36" © G.Medina (c) 2014
20140831004825-rockthebells
The Ring, 2008 Sugar and Egg Whites. 3”x1.5”x2”
20140831202935-medina_glendalys_06
Alphabet Series: (K) #11 of 26., 2013 Marker and Pencil on Paper. 150x188 Cm. © G.Medina (c) 2013
20140831203020-medina_glendalys_05
Alphabet Series: #1 of 26, (A), 2013 Pencil and Marker on Paper. 142cm X 109cm © G.Medina (c) 2013
20140831005016-medinag-06-seen
Seen, 2011 Spray Paint, Nails and Yarn on Board. 17"x22"
20140831004952-seen_detail
Seen (Detail), 2011 Spray Paint, Nails and Yarn on Board. 17"x22"
20140831005148-sunflowerandwind
Sunflower & Wind, 2013 Paint and Marker on Sheet Rock. 18" X 72" Each. © G.Medina (c) 2013
20140831005225-sunflower
Sunflower (Detail), 2013 Paint and Marker on Sheet Rock. 18" X 72"
20140831202958-medina-glendalys-02
Alphabet Series: #6 of 26, (F), 2013 Pencil and Marker on Paper. 126cm X 172cm © G.Medina (c) 2013
20140831202840-uniform
Uniform, 2007-Present. Yankee Starter Cap, Black Sweatshirt and Pumas. Varies
20150625185612-medina_glendalys_alphabetseries_a
Alphabet Series: A, 2014 Pencil and Paint Maker on Paper 24 X 36 Inches © Artist
20140830225232-medinag-01-blackgold
Quick Facts
Works in
New York
Schools
Slade School of Fine Art, 2001
Hunter College
Tags
mixed-media, installation, video-art, performance, conceptual, sculpture
Statement

I am an interdisciplinary artist and my work is about transcending the symbolic systems of language and image by investigating the role they play in forming identity. For the past several years I have been working on a project called "The Shank" that uses self-help techniques and Hip-Hop culture as the foundation for this investigation. I use the prominent expressions of Hip-Hop; its iconography, rap music, graffiti, etc and through imitation and repetition embody the creation and thus the creator. In essence filling myself up with the other until a new self manifests and from this new self a new creation, artwork that comes into fruition from learning a collage of various works from various artists in various mediums channeled into existence through my definitive voice. Currently I am finishing a series of drawings of my stylized alphabet influenced by copying graffiti.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Tq9GMERQ-Q

Video Series. Duration 04:07. 2012. This is episode 11 of a series of video blog posts. With the aim to be "All City", a graffiti term meaning the state of being known for one's graffiti throughout a city, I document the posting of my tag BlackGold. In this episode I am being interviewed by a guest street artist, The Jester, about my practice while I post a BlackGold on a street in Minneapolis.