How am I not myself?
Resembling a large, unruly overgrowth, Alex Nuñez’s abstract paintings suggest that ignorance is the ultimate existential threat. Obscuring hidden messages with boldly colored splashes and creeping abstract figures, her paintings are hidden object games reflecting the anxiety of human impermanence. Each work is an ominous reminder that survival is tenuous in a culture that emphasizes materiality and instant gratification over the protection of our natural environment. Nuñez’s work is entirely spontaneous, emphasizing intuitive meticulous mark-making layered over a series of hidden references drawn from pop culture.