SHINY COBRA

chicano art, low brow/pop surrealism, street art, contemporary art, pop culture

chicanoartmovement:

CHICANO ART MOVEMENT presents: The artwork of CHAZ BOJÓRQUEZ

CAM:
Here is my second installment of slideshows that I have produced to celebrate Chicana/o and Mexican-American artists who I consider to be significant contributors to the movement.
My next showcase is legendary graffiti artist Chaz Bojorquez. I came upon Mr. Bojorquez’s creations early on in my education of Chicano and Mexican-American art. It was Chaz’s mesmerizing calligraphy based works that I first became familiar with, and soon after, I also discovered he was the creator of the infamous Señor Suerte image. It has become so iconic I have encountered people with nominal to no art experience who are au fait of Señor Suerte. His artworks stand as tribute to the allure and rawness that is Los Angeles’ artistic chicano culture multifarious facets.

All Photos included in slideshow captured during solo and group exhibitions I have attended where Mr. Chaz Bojorquez’s artwork has been showcased.
All images are shared with permission of the artist.

As an aspiring curator and art connoisseur, I thought this would be my creative method to display art to the masses (independent from any art institution) with an added a soundtrack for a lasting visual and auditory effect. Additionally, this visual slideshow accommodates those people who love art and who do not have the accessibility to the artists themselves nor to the venues of this section of American art.
My goal is to also educate, inform, and, perhaps, give some form of inspiration to the present and future generations.
Slideshow production and photos by: Robert Carpintero (CHICANO ART MOVEMENT)

Music: Little Child Runnin’ Wild Artist: Curtis Mayfield

http://www.chazbojorquez.com

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chicanoartmovement:

(Top) Detail: Chicano Batman logo shirt (Middle) Chicano Batman performing (Bottom) Chicano Batman logo shirt


CAM:
On Saturday July 26th, 2014 we took a trip to Downtown Santa Ana, California to take part in a live show by Chicano Batman. The rousing performance was part of 'Musica En Movimiento' art and music festival, which was headlined by Chicano Batman. 'Musica En Movimiento' was a family friendly event that took place to benefit El Centro Cultural de Mexico of Santa Ana.
The band played a majority of their hit songs during the nights set, such as, "La Tigresa", "Magma", "La Samoana" and the crowds favorite of the night, "Itotiani".
In support of the band I purchased a Chicano Batman emblem shirt (pictured above), and was gifted a sticker of their logo.
Other notable bands we watched perform that night at the art and music festival were, Viento Callejero, Cuicani and the rambunctious Cuahutemoc.

lexxdigs:

shimmyshimmyyaah:

chicanoartmovement:

lexxdigs:

Whoa! It’s up! Got this shot of the digital mural I designed via @jessicasabogal! • @galeriadelaraza (@pachucastyle) in collaboration w/ @ybca in Community (@raquefella) and El/La Para TransLatinas present “¡Mujeres Divinas y Poderosas!” A Digital Mural Project honoring #LuchaTransLatina • Catch it at 24th & Bryant in #themission #sanfrancisco Why? Because #translivesmatter (at Galería de la Raza)

via Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco

Title: ¡Mujeres Divinas y Poderosas! is a Digital Mural Project celebrating #LuchaTransLatina. 

We are honored to partner once again with YBCA’s In Community Program to present our latest installment of our Digital Mural Project (DMP) Residency Series, featuring artist Lexx Valdez and El/La Para Translatinas. 

The DMP Residency Series aims to connect local social service organizations, artists and the public with our historical billboard to address and respond to important civic issues. DMP is a public art project that explores the direct linkage between creative activity and community building, the potential “uses” of artwork in a social context, and the role of the artist as a public citizen. In celebration of PRIDE and in support of their advocacy efforts, we have partnered with El/La Para Translatinas to ignite dialogue and understanding about the issues faced by the Translatina community and beyond. We stand with El/La and ask you to join us in support at their upcoming June/July programs.

About El/La Para Translatinas: Founded in 2006, El/La is a holistic support organization for transgender women of Latin American decent. By building a collective vision where transwomen are empowered to stand up against violence, abuse and discrimination; its mission to promote the survival and improve the quality of life of translatinas in the San Francisco Bay Area is realized. Thus, creating a space where translatinas are loved, valued and supported in self-determination. Visit their website to lean more.

About Lexx Valdez: Valdez grew up in Guadalupe, CA, a coastal town at the Santa Barbara/San Luis Obispo County line but she’s lived in the Bay Area since 2004 and considers it home. She now lives in Oakland’s San Antonio neighborhood where she shares creative space with her Townhaus Studios mate, Scott La Rockwell of Rockwell Creative. Dedicated to healing and transformation through the creative process, Lexx believes in designing cyclically for collective growth and sustainability. She studied at the Academy of Art, San Francisco, and in previous design lives, has been the Creative Director at Beats Rhymes and Life, Inc. (BRL), Art Director at Missomnimedia.com, co-founder of the Daughters of D.I.G.—Developing Intelligent Girls—project, and has freelanced for ArtDontSleep, Los Angeles, Alameda Health Care Services Agency, California Endowment‘s Sons & Brothers Campaign, Community Health Resource Center, San Francisco, the Roy Ayers Project and 70×30.com. Lexx’s collage art and curating skills have been displayed at Betti Ono Gallery in downtown Oakland (“My Art, My Culture,” March 2013 collaboration with Daughters of D.I.G. and 70×30.com).

About YBCA In Community: Is a new, community-based arts-making program that pairs professional artists with community members in various neighborhoods around the Bay Area—such as SOMA, the Mission District, the Excelsior District, and West Oakland. The program connects low-income, ethnically diverse, underserved community members; neighborhood organizations; and individual artists around collaborative art-making projects that address the unique needs and cultural traditions of each neighborhood. Each project is designed to reinforce cultural connectivity and community healing, and ultimately change how participants see their lives and the world around them.

passed by this today on my way to work. it’s beautiful

Thank you for all the support on this project! I appreciate all the love and positive comments (shouts to chicanoartmovement, las-malinches, waycoolhacky, shimmyshimmyyaah)! • Solidarity

lexxdigs:

shimmyshimmyyaah:

chicanoartmovement:

lexxdigs:

Whoa! It’s up! Got this shot of the digital mural I designed via @jessicasabogal! • @galeriadelaraza (@pachucastyle) in collaboration w/ @ybca in Community (@raquefella) and El/La Para TransLatinas present “¡Mujeres Divinas y Poderosas!” A Digital Mural Project honoring #LuchaTransLatina • Catch it at 24th & Bryant in #themission #sanfrancisco Why? Because #translivesmatter (at Galería de la Raza)

via Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco
Title: ¡Mujeres Divinas y Poderosas! is a Digital Mural Project celebrating #LuchaTransLatina.
We are honored to partner once again with YBCA’s In Community Program to present our latest installment of our Digital Mural Project (DMP) Residency Series, featuring artist Lexx Valdez and El/La Para Translatinas.
The DMP Residency Series aims to connect local social service organizations, artists and the public with our historical billboard to address and respond to important civic issues. DMP is a public art project that explores the direct linkage between creative activity and community building, the potential “uses” of artwork in a social context, and the role of the artist as a public citizen. In celebration of PRIDE and in support of their advocacy efforts, we have partnered with El/La Para Translatinas to ignite dialogue and understanding about the issues faced by the Translatina community and beyond. We stand with El/La and ask you to join us in support at their upcoming June/July programs.
About El/La Para Translatinas: Founded in 2006, El/La is a holistic support organization for transgender women of Latin American decent. By building a collective vision where transwomen are empowered to stand up against violence, abuse and discrimination; its mission to promote the survival and improve the quality of life of translatinas in the San Francisco Bay Area is realized. Thus, creating a space where translatinas are loved, valued and supported in self-determination. Visit their website to lean more.
About Lexx Valdez: Valdez grew up in Guadalupe, CA, a coastal town at the Santa Barbara/San Luis Obispo County line but she’s lived in the Bay Area since 2004 and considers it home. She now lives in Oakland’s San Antonio neighborhood where she shares creative space with her Townhaus Studios mate, Scott La Rockwell of Rockwell Creative. Dedicated to healing and transformation through the creative process, Lexx believes in designing cyclically for collective growth and sustainability. She studied at the Academy of Art, San Francisco, and in previous design lives, has been the Creative Director at Beats Rhymes and Life, Inc. (BRL), Art Director at Missomnimedia.com, co-founder of the Daughters of D.I.G.—Developing Intelligent Girls—project, and has freelanced for ArtDontSleep, Los Angeles, Alameda Health Care Services Agency, California Endowment‘s Sons & Brothers Campaign, Community Health Resource Center, San Francisco, the Roy Ayers Project and 70×30.com. Lexx’s collage art and curating skills have been displayed at Betti Ono Gallery in downtown Oakland (“My Art, My Culture,” March 2013 collaboration with Daughters of D.I.G. and 70×30.com).
About YBCA In Community: Is a new, community-based arts-making program that pairs professional artists with community members in various neighborhoods around the Bay Area—such as SOMA, the Mission District, the Excelsior District, and West Oakland. The program connects low-income, ethnically diverse, underserved community members; neighborhood organizations; and individual artists around collaborative art-making projects that address the unique needs and cultural traditions of each neighborhood. Each project is designed to reinforce cultural connectivity and community healing, and ultimately change how participants see their lives and the world around them.

passed by this today on my way to work. it’s beautiful

Thank you for all the support on this project! I appreciate all the love and positive comments (shouts to chicanoartmovement, las-malinches, waycoolhacky, shimmyshimmyyaah)! • Solidarity

jayekang:

The Brokens 

Full version 

The broke Vases and splashed water compose the new life characters.

sharktoof:

Cici N’est Pas Une Dios De Los Muertos Tiburon print just dropped on @1xrun !!!!  Gracias familia!!  #sharktoof , #shark__toof , #naturesdiosdelosmuertos , #seawalls

sharktoof:

Cici N’est Pas Une Dios De Los Muertos Tiburon print just dropped on @1xrun !!!! Gracias familia!! #sharktoof , #shark__toof , #naturesdiosdelosmuertos , #seawalls

chicanoartmovement:

CHICANO ART MOVEMENT presents: The artwork of Dora de Larios


CAM:
Here is my first installment, of hopefully, many slideshows to come that I have produced in celebration of the Chicana/o and Mexican-American artists who I consider to be significant contributors to the movement.
The first artist to be showcased is Mexican-American artist Dora de Larios. Dora’s artworks have inspired me since first viewing them in a major Los Angeles event in 2011, and a few pieces were acquired along the way for my viewing pleasure. Dora’s artistic talents are manifested through the mediums of ceramics, sculpture, and prints, for example. All photos included in this slideshow were captured during my visits to her personal studio, museum, and gallery exhibits throughout the years which have lead, fortunately, to a friendly relationship with de Larios. She has graciously allowed me to document her work as well as share the personal stories behind her pieces.
I thought that this visual manifestation would be another ingenious way to show her the support that I have of her life’s work.
As an aspiring curator and art connoisseur, I thought this would be my creative way to display art to the masses (independent from any art institution) with an added a soundtrack for a lasting visual and auditory effect. Additionally, this visual slideshow accommodates those people who love art and who do not have the accessibility to the artists themselves nor to the venues of this section of American art.
My goal is to also educate, inform, and, perhaps, give some form of inspiration to the present and future generations.

All images are shared with permission of the artist.

Slideshow production and photos by: Robert Carpintero (CHICANO ART MOVEMENT)
Music: Song Of The Black Lizard Artist: Pink Martini

www.doradelarios.com

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www.facebook.com/chicanoartmovement.com

lacma:

La Gerbe by Henri Matisse, currently on view in the Ahmanson Building. 
© Succession H. Matisse, Paris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

lacma:

La Gerbe by Henri Matisse, currently on view in the Ahmanson Building. 

© Succession H. Matisse, Paris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

moma:

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs, opening October 12, has been 7 years in the making. Learn the conservation backstory.[Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954). The Swimming Pool (La Piscine), late summer 1952. Maquette for ceramic (realized 1999 and 2005). Gouache on paper, cut and pasted, on painted paper. Overall 73 x 647” (185.4 x 1653.3 cm). Installed as nine panels in two parts on burlap-covered walls 136” (345.4 cm) high. Frieze installed at a height of 65” (165 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Mrs Bernard F. Gimbel Fund, 1975 © 2014 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.]

moma:

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs, opening October 12, has been 7 years in the making. Learn the conservation backstory.

[Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954). The Swimming Pool (La Piscine), late summer 1952. Maquette for ceramic (realized 1999 and 2005). Gouache on paper, cut and pasted, on painted paper. Overall 73 x 647” (185.4 x 1653.3 cm). Installed as nine panels in two parts on burlap-covered walls 136” (345.4 cm) high. Frieze installed at a height of 65” (165 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Mrs Bernard F. Gimbel Fund, 1975 © 2014 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.]

starwars:

Artist of the Week - Olly Moss

starwars:

Artist of the Week - Olly Moss