Angelo Ray Martínez (b. 1981 Boulder, CO) is a third year MFA candidate and Instructor of Record at UIUC. In his paintings he depicts whimsical assemblages of objects and images that merge a variety of image making practices, including the history of painting, illustration, advertising, video games, and many other representational forms. Through these comparisons, he investigates how similar subjects can convey varied meanings when depicted differently. By combining these images from various points in history, his work playfully investigates how meaning is conveyed, not just by what is depicted, but also how it is depicted.