LATINx ARTISTS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Your archive for contemporary artists: a one stop shop to find new inspiration. Learn what Latino, Latina, LatinX, Hispanic, Chicano/a and ChicanX artists are making, how they make it, and why they make. A Growing Resource for all, especially aspiring and practicing artists
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 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.