The abstracted yet kinetic forms in his canvas depict a spectacular high-speed fiery car crash on a Los Angeles freeway under a seductively radiant California sky. In his iconic image of car culture in Southern California, Almaraz probes the unsettling psychology of the innate human fascination with images of catastrophe and violence.More...
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