Rocío García (1954)

Platoon, 2003

From the series The Tamer and other Stories

Oil on canvas

In The Tamer and Other Stories, Rocío is at the height of excellency in a pictorial representation and she continues to expand on her themes, but now in the context of the military world; a constellation of emplacements that favor reversals and submissive, and furtive struggles. In this psychologically complex work, again she establishes the parallel between how a person withstands pain and domination and how the citizens of a country endure dogged social or political oppression. The masked creature, the “sadist”, wields not only sexual power but also political and social control. 

You can find an essay in English abut her work right in this blog