Marvin Rondares - Blanket Portraits
Toys, TV and torment are the foundation for San Diego based artist, Marvin Rondares.
Skilled in many of the creative art forms, his doll photography perfectly highlights his eclectic influences including America's Next Top Model, Caravaggio, Y2K pop culture and psychological trauma. These inspirations may seem to be completely disjointed and chaotic but Marvin's 25+ years of diverse creative experience enables him to throw them all into a melting pot and somehow churn out something dark and harmonious, much like the US in the 90's.
"The Blanket collection is a representation of the darkness and mental health issues that are slowly taking over society, especially within the queer community, and how we've all began to embrace it and wrap it around ourselves like a blanket."