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Black Veil (60 fwy)

Linocut on Paper

22” x 30”

Retail Value: $700

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The images that are first carved on a linoleum or wood plate and later printed on paper or painted on a wall are the result of a learning process that began in the printmaking workshops/talleres in Oaxaca City. My education was primarily in traditional techniques like lithography, woodcarving and drawing; in this period of time I found the portrait as subject for me to communicate with others. In 2010, I left Oaxaca and I moved to California. My artwork then took the relief print as a way to talk about my new home and life in the United States and has also been a way to find myself in this country. Through the representation of my surroundings, the portrait was both challenge and an appeal to me. The portrait turned into a portal where I can tell stories and try to find my language as an artist. Every portrait that I have carved or drawn has picked up stories of struggle, hope, highways, cities, animals, houses, protest, signs, injustice, malls, or even prehispanic glyphs.

 

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