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Latino Urban


This wording is about a contemporary Aboriginal and Iberian Story in an Urban setting. The Iberian reference as Latino is a measured present-day term being rejected by some in the deconstructing Latinoizations.

Some in this reference are Gilberto Guzmán (East LA) whose works speak to Public Art via Murals as imagery accessible to all peoples along streets, on structures and mural approach in painting. Guzmán recalls some of the muralists of México as experience for his work: The Olmeca of pre-colonization period, José de Jesús Alfaro Siqueiros, Diego María de La Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez, (Diego Rivera,), José Clemente Orozco, and Rufino del Carmen Arellanes Tamayo. The works of Louis Mendez, (NYC) merging his each Iberian, Aboriginal and Irish heritage, with pieces created in clay with pre colonization glyph and contemporary definition.

An Urban exposure and immersion takes the person creating the works and then the viewer to a universal odyssey of socio-political, philosophical, intellectual and cultural histories which contribute to the psychological evolving of the works resulting from this conversation. The vocabulary amplifies in technique, approach and experiment. We then are invited to further acknowledgment of creativity and freedoms.


Latino Urban