Michael Menchaca describes his work as a “digital codex”—a phrase that captures the juxtaposition and, sometimes, tension between the pre-Columbian and contemporary cultures that he cites. If this cultural collision has echoes of Enrique Chagoya’s codices [see Art in Print Mar–Apr 2012 and July–Aug 2013], Menchaca’s focus on videogames takes his visual language and content in a different direction.
Michael Menchaca, Gotta Catch ’Em All! (2016)
- Screenprint, 24 x 18 inches. Edition of 25. Printed and published by Overpass Projects, Providence, RI. $600.