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This is part of a series of interviews conducted by students from Occidental College for the Full Dollar project.
Martin Durazo is a Los Angeles native whose multimedia works explore the "aesthetics of the elicit", using found objects like Chinese masks and ordinary household items and putting them in a new context that deviates them from its intended use. We sat down at his studio in Glendale for a conversation about his career, from studying with Paul McCarthy to the artistic spirit that can be found everywhere. See the interview in the video above.
Full Dollar Collection of Contemporary Art is an initiative that aims to reconsider the tradition of public art through a collaboration between artists, sign painters, and business owners.
The Full Dollar Collection of Contemporary Art is developed through a partnership between:
- A Los Angeles Primer
- Arrival Stories
- Block by Block
- Engaging Spaces
- Green Justice
- I Am Los Angeles