“Latino Art is often not integrated into the narrative of American Art” –Minimalistic artist, Jessie Amado
The world of art is known for its very different, and sometimes weird and beautiful, perspectives of artists. We present different contemporary voices from prestigious galleries, such as: “Y Qué?”, “Young Latinos Artists” and so much more.
A Navajo and Chicana artist, Chacon is prominent muralist. We all have done some garabato on our notebooks at school, but Chacon made it into a career! She began doing graffiti as a protest for feminist’s rights, and then began doing acrylic paintings. She is recognized as an artist whose paintings try to place women in the contemporary era. Recently, she revealed Apart Together at “Y Qué?” Exhibition in Austin, TX.
We go down hasta Puerto Rico with the amazing Olga Albizu. Her paintings have vivid colors and geometrical figures, which are mesmerizing and can instantly catch a viewer’s attention. Chica, if anyone knows how to master the abstract, it is Albizu. She has studied with German painters and has sold her paintings to museums in Paris.
Natalia Anciso, she is one of the known artists who emphasizes borders. Her paintings are recognized for sharing a story with her viewers about the life near border of US-Mexico; one of the paintings that describe this type of life is Pinches Rinches. She uses the word “Rinches” to form a reference for the Texas Ranches illustrating the sad and discouraging behavior these people make on the lives of millions of migrants along the US-Mexican border zone. So chica, if you want to know more about life near the edges, you should look at Anciso’s artworks.
Hernandez has made massive works in galleries, such as The Juarez Series, The Adam and Eve Series and Expo Line Station Santa Monica. Her paintings emphasize surrealism in its higher presentation. She specializes in pastel paintings, and has made a great contribution to the western aesthetic tradition.
Gonzalez, the girl from Texas, showcases feminism in her zines and paintings. A couple of her exhibitions include Feminized, Converge, and Art as Activism and Craft of Time: Essential for Craft Labor. Her paintings portray the feminism side of the contemporary youth.
This Puerto Rican descendent is actually one of the few that portrays Latino America and Puerto Rico in her paintings. Although her portraits is her preference, her painting is heavily influenced by her daily life and activities. She is a great example of how embracing yourself as a women and as a Latina in a self-portrait is both moving and a form of creative expression. We should follow her example, chicas!