Here's my recent interview on LATV's entertainment talk show The Zoo. Was quick and fun with a little bit of history and hot topics. Check out the link below if you missed it.
Nice to be included in an all Spanish news story about my work as a Latino and community artist.
¡Para toda mi gente!
NBC News reached out to me for an interview and also asked me to select my top 8 Latino graffiti artists to follow. I wish they would've let me give my top 80!! Anyway click on the image to read the article and my top 8.
SOMEWHERE OVER EL ARCO IRIS: CHICANO LANDSCAPES; 1971 - 2015 September 19 through November 15, 2015
I am currently showing at this wonderful group exhibition at MOLAA (Long Beach, CA) curated by Julian Bermudez.
MOLAA’s first exhibition to present works solely by Southern California-based Chicano artists, introduces audiences to this unique school of American art through a series of landscapes spanning 40 years. The exhibition features paintings, drawings, photographs, mixed media works and rare studies by artists such as Carlos Almaraz, Yolanda González, Gronk, Wayne Alaniz Healy, Ramses Noriega, Frank Romero, Jamex and Einar de la Torre, John Valadez, Patssi Valdez, Shizu Saldamando, Roberto Gutíerrez, Jose Ramirez, and Ana Serrano. In addition, street artists Man One, Jaime “Germs” Zacarias, Vyal Reyes, and Johnny KMDZ Rodriguez have been invited to create new, original artworks—inspired by some of the works on view in the exhibition—to convey the breadth and relevance of today’s Chicano art.
Here are some pics from opening night but there is much more to enjoy in person.
*Extended through January 31st, 2016!
The mural is a quick reflection of the history and culture of both the restaurant and the city. In the center is the word "LA" in a simple yet contemporary urban graffiti style. The iconic City Hall building appears to the right and the bird to the left is a "golondrina" (swallow) which the restaurant is named after. The chiles and tomatoes a nod to the savory and authentic food served there everyday.
It's all tied together by the undulating movement of the blue folkloric dress motif.
Very soon I will be making special limited edition prints available through my site and the restaurant as well. In the meantime, enjoy the pics and video below or simply stop by the eatery and check it out for yourself!
(click here for more photos of this mural on my Flickr)
Thanks to Vivien for making this happen and to Beth for hooking us up!