Marcos Raya

"Manifesto Nal-Guista" Abstract Figurative Female Nude Mixed Media Collage 1978



Mixed Media


Abstract contemporary collage by Mexican artist Marcos Raya. Work features magazine cutouts of nude women over an abstracted surrealistic landscape with a body of water, city skyline, and a big tree.

Artist Biography

Marcos Raya brings together old and new works in a variety of media that mostly explores the sociological impact of technological change. His paintings, collages and installations present an idiosyncratic hybrid of Mexican folklore, American pop culture. His work has more affinities with Dada and Surrealism, infused with elements of Chicago-Style Pop-Expressionism and Rascuachismo. Through an extension of his own personal space, his frontier is filled with assemblage that takes life from the residue of crisis. His installations operate as both a self-portrait and collective history. In the context of a merging reality of medical and psychological proportions. His active space is an esthetic of abundance and display that presents traces of the ongoing struggles with urban displacement. Raya’s edge is both intimate in a domestic construction and sinister in a spectacle of public dimension.


H 22.625 in. x W 42.5 in. x D 1.625 in.