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LATINx ARTISTS YOU SHOULD KNOW

Please be patient as we continue to update and add amazing latino, latina, latinx, xicano, xicana, xicanx, artists to this page.  

JUVENTINO ARANDA

The artist takes his personal experiences as a Chicano, treading a fine line as he expresses his disapproval of Latino marginalization.  He tells stories using familiar imagery in esoteric compositions.  Aranda is able to tap into every LatinX's childhood while making them guess his intent with every sculpture he creates. 

 

Visit his website @  juventinoaranda.com  or @  gregkucera.com/aranda.htm

Jake Prendez

aka Prendez is a renowned Chicano artist exhibiting his art and lecturing across the country. Jake is also the owner/director of the Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery on the border of West Seattle and White Center.

 

His oil paintings and digital artwork are created with a specific focus on themes relating to Chicanx and Indigenous culture, social justice, pop culture, and satire.

 

Jake’s work is an amalgamation of his life experiences. It represents his Chicano background, his life lived back and forth from Los Angeles and Seattle, it represents love and heart break, oppression and resilience, laughter and tears. It’s as if he took all his life experiences, put in a blender and poured out onto canvas. 

 

For booking and exhibition inquiries contact Jake Prendez at jakeprendez.com  or at jakeprendez@gmail.com 

Also, don't forget to visit his gallery @ www.nepantlaculturalarts.com/

Rafael Esparza

L.A. artist, rafael esparza turns a family craft into a versatile artform, by using adobe bricks which he makes from locally sourced materials and he creates often large installations that reflect the ephemeral qualities and erasable history that laborers provide.

emilia cruz

Emilia Cruz knows just how to capture human emotion as well as the LatinX experience.  If her portraits are looking at you, they pierce into your soul. Not only that, you either feel an intimate connection with her subject or you feel like an intruder, peeping into an intimately private moment in time.  Cruz knows how to deliver the right emotive response.  It the subject looks longingly away, the viewer is left to ponder in a similar fashion.  This painter deserves notoriety for capturing typical Latinidad, and it is worth mentioning her art which is a major focal point in the series "Gentefied" on Netflix.  

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