Marianna Olague is a visible artist based mostly in El Paso, Texas—a border metropolis that sits on the crossing between the USA and Juarez, Mexico. Born and raised in El Paso, Olague’s work focuses on her life there, particularly the household and pals who encompass her. Seen hanging across the neighborhood or in overgrown backyards, the people in Olague’s portraits convey a mode and perspective explicit to the Paso del Norte area.
“The desert in West Texas is undoubtedly stunning, however it may be a tough place to dwell,” explains Olague. “We’ve all grown up in low-income Mexican American neighborhoods the place the presence of the border wall is an ever-looming oppressive pressure. It may well really feel overwhelming at instances, such as you’re trapped, however I need the figures in my work to at all times be on the very of breaking free of those circumstances.”
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