Talking Mirror, 2007

Miami Beach 2019
White “El Patron” cowboy hat, used car motor oil, plexiglass, wood
16.0 x 30.0 x 40.0 (cm)
6.3 x 11.8 x 15.7 (inch)
Mircea Cantor embarked on the journey of presenting the politics of power in a new and meaningful way since his first presentation, and has beautifully communicated the tension in piece after piece. It is strong without crushing one under the weight of electuary politics. It is respectful of our own individual ideals, allowing viewers the freedom to stand along the political fault line accordingly. Cantor’s work makes sense of the politically turbulent world in which we live by juxtaposing gentle, poetic imagery with modern and established symbols of power. His attention to how globalization has changed the meaning of objects, colors, and mediums is an ever-present facet of his work. The growing webs of global connectedness are ever- present in Cantor’s work, while his commentary on power-driven politics is an inescapable, though subtle, facet of his art.