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Samantha Maddela


My drawings and paintings focus on the portrait, layering, and culture and inspired by cubism, collage, realism and the open attitude of combing various styles and media. My interpretation of my subjects is expressed by exaggerating their facial features and layering playful patterns, bright colors, objects, and sometimes words. The patterns depicted within my work is to reflect those personal experiences in the Mexican-American and Dallas culture. While depicting upbringing and experiences in my work, I try to instill values and translate my personal experiences of identity in hopes that the viewer can connect or relate to them.