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LATINOPIA ART ROBERTO CHAVEZ ON MURALS

Roberto Chavez is a pioneering Chicano muralist and figurative painter know for his expressionistic work that has been featured at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C. and many other … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART ESTRADA COURTS MURALS

Estrada Courts is a neighborhood housing project in East Los Angeles. In 1973, Charles "Cat" Félix, a Chicano artist and muralist, decided that the walls of this community merited murals reflective of … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART VINCENT SÁNCHEZ CARDONA

Victor Sánchez Cardona is an abstract artist of Puerto Rican descent residing in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In this virtual gallery tour we are introduced to some of his latest paintings. … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART WILLIE HERRON’S “THE WALL THAT CRACKED OPEN”

Willie Herron is an artist, muralist and musician. In 1972 his brother John was attacked and nearly killed by gang members in an East Los Angeles alley. Willie depicted the attack in an iconic mural … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART “IN SEARCH OF MAGULANDIA”

Gilbert "Magu" Lujan (October 16, 1940-July 24, 2011) was a much loved and influential Chicano sculptor, muralist and painter. The co-founder of the Los Four art collective, he was one of the first … [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 JOSÉ RAMÍREZ

Los Angeles-based artist, sculptor and muralist José Ramírez is a Chicano artist in the tradition of the greats of Mexico (Los Tres Grandes) as well as pioneering Chicano artists. Latinopia caught up … [Read more...]

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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 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...]