2021 Artist

Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, gentrification forced many families in Washington Heights to migrate east to the Bronx. The Black and White forms in the piece reference necessities and luxuries afforded and robbed by the transformation of this neighborhood into a capitalist commodity.

Biography

Caribbean New Yorker, Father, Partner, Atheist on some days, Non-Theist Agnostic on others, Apostate, Leftest, Socialist, Ethical Polyamorist, OCD having, HS dropout, GED holder, Autodidact, Educator, Debater, white people fearing, All people-loving, Queerish, lactose intolerant Haagen-Dazs coffee ice cream devouring, Marijuana Advocating, Hip Hop, Sneaker, Comic and Sci-fi loving non latino/a/x identifying Dominican Puerto Rican Interdisciplinary Artist born on a military base in North Carolina in 1976. Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez a.k.a FEEGZ, Figaro & Firo173 has exhibited, taught, spoken, curated, and learned in a bunch of institutions nationally and internationally including the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Latinx project at NYU, Centro Leon Jimenez, and El Museo del Barrio. Washington Heights NYC since 84. “My work conveys my anxiety and thrill regarding history, how that history manifests in the present and presents implications for the future.


Artist Statement

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, gentrification forced many families in Washington Heights to migrate east to the Bronx. The Black and White forms in the piece reference necessities and luxuries afforded and robbed by the transformation of this neighborhood into a capitalist commodity. The work is made with DOT signage, Spray paint, marker, crystal rhinestones, tape, magnets, a Cafe Santo Domingo can and a mixed media silkscreen on plexiglass. 

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