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STATEMENT

Enriquez’s work references her Mexican-American culture and intercultural identity. She paints portraits inspired by traditional Roman Catholic portraiture, American pop-art, and vintage Mexican folk art. The colors, scale, and hair styles play with the idea of the identity.

Enriquez incorporates Spanish, English and Spanglish terms and expressions within her work as a reflection of both her own heterogeneous identity and that of the wider Mexican-American community. The typography references her stream of consciousness of childhood memories and phrases she learned within her family. She weaves bold elements - such as paisleys and other icons - into fluid-like compositions that create the illusion of movement in her practice