Antonio Jacob Martinez

Antonio J. Martinez, a photography professor at Southern Illinois University, trained and participated in the popular sport of MMA as a way to understand why male amateur athletes, young and old, would follow a desire to participate in such a violent sport during their leisure time. The resulting photography series, How to Hug and Other Sublimations of Men is an expressionistic interpretation of the modern sport of mixed martial arts, aka cage fighting, yielding painterly studies of young men experiencing moments of vulnerability and physical duress as they perform in a theatre of sport and manhood that conflates violence and intimacy between two men whom compete to win the respect and praise of spectators.

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Antonio Jacob Martinez How to Hug and Other Sublimations of Men 16
Antonio Jacob Martinez How to Hug and Other Sublimations of Men 2
How to Hug and Other Sublimations of Men (#2), 2016
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26 x 20 in
$ 2,000
Antonio Jacob Martinez How to Hug and Other Sublimations of Men 3
How to Hug and Other Sublimations of Men (#3), 2016
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26 x 20 in
$ 2,000

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