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LATINOPIA ART “DAY OF THE DEAD”

On November 2nd of each year, Latinos throughout Mexico and the United States celebrate El Día de los Muertos, or The Day of the Dead. It is a time to remember and honor our beloved ones who have … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART GILBERT “MAGU” LUJAN

Latinopia Art Gilbert Lujan from Latinopia.com on Vimeo. Gilbert "Magu" Lujan is a pioneer Chicano artist who was a member of the 1970s legendary art collective Los Four, the first Chicanos to … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART “LETTER TO MAGU”

Renowned artist and social activist Gilbert "Magu" Lujan passed away in July of 2011. His family and friends convened an outdoor memorial service to honor his life and legacy on September 11, 2011. … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART BARBARA CARRASCO

Barbara Carrasco is an artist and muralist based in Los Angeles. Her works run the gamut from pen and ink drawings, to paintings, to posters and many, many murals. Latinopia asked Barbara how she got … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART “ASCO COLLECTIVE

ASCO (Spanish for "nausea") is the celebrated avante garde Chicano art collective founded by Harry Gamboa, Jr., Gronk, Willie Herron and Patssi Valdez in 1972. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s ASCO was … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART SANTA BARRAZA “NEPANTLA”

Santa Barraza is a Chicana artist living in Texas whose works incorporate Pre-columbian indigenous imagery in post-modern ways. One of her works titled "Nepantla," explores the world of mestizaje, the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART GASPAR ENRÍQUEZ 2

Gaspar Enríquez is a renowned Chicano artist whose airbrush portraits of barrio youth are haunting and memorable. Latinopia learned that Gaspar's inrterest in these photorealistic images arose when he … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART GASPAR ENRÍQUEZ 1 “RETROSPECTIVE”

Gaspar Enríquez is a renowned Chicano artist whose airbrush portraits of barrio youth are haunting and memorable. Drawing from museums and collectors around the United States, in April 2014, the El … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART SONIA ROMERO 1

Sonia Romero is a graphic artist, muralist and print maker. The daughter of Chicano art pioneer Frank Romero, she has boldly set out on her own artistic trajectory. Her art includes stunning prints, … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART LINDA VALLEJO

Linda Vallejo is an accomplished artist whose works include paintings and installation pieces. In 2007 she had a show at the Metro Gallery in Los Angeles showcasing her move from portraits of nudes to … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART AZTLÁN ART SHOW

In 2003, Frank Garcia curated the first Aztlan Art Show at the dA gallery in Pomona, California. The show brought together different generations of Chicano and Chicana artists. Since that time, the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART SONIA ROMERO 2

Sonia Romero is a graphic artist,muralist and print maker. In this second profile on Sonia and her work, Latinopia explores Sonia's public murals, in particular the "Urban Oasis" mural at the … [Read more...]

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JOSÉ MONTOYA – IN HIS OWN WORDS

JOSÉ MONTOYA - CALIFORNIA ARTIST IN HIS OWN WORDS: By the late 1960s, we have the Chicano Movement begin to consolidate. And the whole concept of what is Chicano Art is being discussed … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART JOHN VALADEZ

John Valadez is a pioneering artist and muralist renowned for his photo-realistic rendering of Chicano life in Southern California.  His subject matter is marginalized people and he uses his … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART “ELSA FLORES 2″

Elsa Flores Almaráz is an accomplished visual artist who works in paint and photography. She is also the widow of the late celebrated Chicano artist Carlos Almaráz (1941-1989). All the time she was … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART IGNACIO GÓMEZ “ZOOT SUIT POSTER”

Ignacio Gómez is an acclaimed artist, designer and sculptor. His images reflect prideful depictions of the Latino community, especially children and family. On the eve of a monumental lifetime … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART NOPALITO’S GALERIA

When he's not managing his parent's popular Las Cruces restaurant, "Nopalito," Victor Gallegos is managing one of the first art galleries in Las Cruces to be owned and operated by Mexican … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART CÉSAR MARTÍNEZ

César Martínez is a ground-breaking artist and one of the founders of the Chicano Art Movement.  His work goes back to the 1960s when he pioneered in such San Antonio-based art collectives as Con Safo … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART CHICANO MURALS

Today, murals painted by Chicanos  are to be found throughout the United States.  From Bellevue, Washington, to San Anontio, Texas to Chicago, Illinois the mural movement that began in the 1960s has … [Read more...]