What We Often Hear, Yet Rarely See: The Documentarian Work of Ada Trillo

The 2019 InLiquid Benefit is just around the corner! Until then, we will be featuring everything from artists’ works to fun items and experiences (all up for auction)! Stay tuned each day for new features!

As InLiquid brings in its 20th year of impacting the community, we want our art to do the same. The art featured here can be both thought provoking and inspired. Today’s featured artist’s work is an excellent conversation starter…

Ada Trillo is an interdisciplinary artist from Mexico who specializes in documentary photography. Inspired by her Mexican-American identity,  Trillo’s career has led her to become an advocates against injustice within the US and her native Mexico. Within her jarring photos, she captures life within controversy. She shows perspectives that are often spoken about in the news, yet not often shown.

Not only is her work award-winning, but is also a permanent part of the collections at the renowned Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Black and white silhouettes of Latin-American migrants embody her recent series. Currently, Ada is sitting alongside them capturing what life is like at the border. One can see faces of men, women, and children sleeping in unsafe conditions in pursuit of a better life, despite of current political climates.

Her images are daring and unapologetic. Trillo is a master at capturing the emotion of a moment…and the strength of those within it.

Hopefully, her works can find themselves within your collection – this piece ill be up for auction at the Benefit.

 

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Matthew Borgen's recent work utilizes imagery from comic books published during the mid-20th century — the genre’s so-called golden age. Using their visual conventions, nostalgic aura, and narrative structure in combination with images borrowed from art history and other popular cultural sources, Borgen has developed a hybrid visual language which he uses in his digital prints and wall installations to make comment on topics ranging from historical, formal strategies of artmaking to issues within the current political and social discourse.
Matthew Borgen

Matthew Borgen's recent work utilizes imagery from comic books published during the mid-20th century — the genre’s so-called…

Matthew Borgen's recent work utilizes imagery from comic books published during the mid-20th century — the genre’s so-called golden age. Using their visual conventions, nostalgic aura, and narrative structure…

Matthew Borgen's recent work utilizes imagery from comic books published during the mid-20th century — the genre’s so-called golden age. Using their visual conventions, nostalgic aura, and narrative structure in combination…

Paintings, drawings and watercolors that incorporate mixed media and strong theatrical and landscape influences. These highly expressive and eclectic works are generally colorful and often include collage elements, patterns and textures, and oscillate between realism, surrealism and abstraction.
Erica Harney

Paintings, drawings and watercolors that incorporate mixed media and strong theatrical and landscape influences. These highly…

Paintings, drawings and watercolors that incorporate mixed media and strong theatrical and landscape influences. These highly expressive and eclectic works are generally colorful and often include collage…

Paintings, drawings and watercolors that incorporate mixed media and strong theatrical and landscape influences. These highly expressive and eclectic works are generally colorful and often include collage elements, patterns…

Bouton creates unique engravings and etchings as well as installations, paper clothing, collages, and artist books. Color and textiles have been influential on Bouton’s work as they bear witness to the passage of time and lives lived. Echoing the actions of day-to-day life imprinted on textiles worn, Bouton’s prints yield a distressed, layered, and complex visual language. Creating her own singular and unique approach to engraving and etching, her work is monochromatic, but weaves in a palette of color not achievable through other means. With this singular technique, the work maintains her artistic voice while integrating all the stories, landscapes, and buildings of her ever-changing environment.
Agathe Bouton

Bouton creates unique engravings and etchings as well as installations, paper clothing, collages, and artist books. Color…

Bouton creates unique engravings and etchings as well as installations, paper clothing, collages, and artist books. Color and textiles have been influential on Bouton’s work as they bear witness to the…

Bouton creates unique engravings and etchings as well as installations, paper clothing, collages, and artist books. Color and textiles have been influential on Bouton’s work as they bear witness to the passage of time and…

The intentional physicality of my paintings is as much a result of my dialogue throughout the process as it is the means with which I invite viewers to experience the work viscerally. Iconography may be the entry point for viewers, but the essence of the elements and ambiguity demand individual interaction with each painting. Layering is both revealing and concealing, creating a balanced tension and suspension which is really what painting is for me. I use the elements to speak for me and I wish to open doors to new dialogue within and between viewers.
Kelly Gadsby

The intentional physicality of my paintings is as much a result of my dialogue throughout the process as it is the means…

The intentional physicality of my paintings is as much a result of my dialogue throughout the process as it is the means with which I invite viewers to experience the work viscerally. Iconography may be…

The intentional physicality of my paintings is as much a result of my dialogue throughout the process as it is the means with which I invite viewers to experience the work viscerally. Iconography may be the entry point for…

Jingsi Li
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