Here is my second installment of slideshows that I have produced to celebrate Chicana/o and Mexican-American artists who I consider to be significant contributors to the movement.
    My next showcase is legendary graffiti artist Chaz Bojorquez. I came upon Mr. Bojorquez’s creations early on in my education of Chicano and Mexican-American art. It was Chaz’s mesmerizing calligraphy based works that I first became familiar with, and soon after, I also discovered he was the creator of the infamous Señor Suerte image. It has become so iconic I have encountered people with nominal to no art experience who are au fait of Señor Suerte. His artworks stand as tribute to the allure and rawness that is Los Angeles’ artistic chicano culture multifarious facets.

    All Photos included in slideshow captured during solo and group exhibitions I have attended where Mr. Chaz Bojorquez’s artwork has been showcased.
    All images are shared with permission of the artist.

    As an aspiring curator and art connoisseur, I thought this would be my creative method to display art to the masses (independent from any art institution) with an added a soundtrack for a lasting visual and auditory effect. Additionally, this visual slideshow accommodates those people who love art and who do not have the accessibility to the artists themselves nor to the venues of this section of American art.
    My goal is to also educate, inform, and, perhaps, give some form of inspiration to the present and future generations.
    Slideshow production and photos by: Robert Carpintero (CHICANO ART MOVEMENT)

    Music: Little Child Runnin’ Wild Artist: Curtis Mayfield





  3. stuckuppiece:

    Amazing sticker by Chaz Bojorquez from the 90s! Very kindly donated to Stuck-Up by artist Patrick Rocha!


  4. El Mac “paints La Señora de la Muerte” [Video] from Eric Heights

    This is a short video I shot documenting a recent mural painted in Los Angeles by El Mac. It’s his interpretation of Mictecacihuatl, or la Señora de La Muerte. The mural was sponsored by FX in promotion of their new series The Bridge. The show is set in El Paso/Juarez and deals with some of the border issues and violence there, which is important to El Mac.
    “La Señora de la Muerte” - Mural painted in LA for FX’s The Bridge
    Filming / Editing: Eric Heights
    Music: “Slow Motion Picture” by Sammy Burdson, from 1973




  7. newimageartgallery:

    Neck Face Painting New Image Art: “No Mercy For The Weak”


  8. CHICANO ART MOVEMENT attends: Neck Face “NO MERCY FOR THE WEAK” opening reception @ New Image Art gallery, 2013

    (Nasty Neck Face - “NO MERCY FOR THE WEAK” @ New Image Art gallery. September 7th, 2013 )


    Last week I attended the opening reception for Street artist Neck Face’s gallery exhibition entitled, "NO MERCY FOR THE WEAK" at New Image Art Gallery in West Hollywood, California. The exhibit consisted of Neck Face’s grandeur application of his art to the walls of the gallery à la his street style, and the release of two new prints by this elusive street artist. The original art to the prints was also displayed in the exhibition. Neck Face’s - “Drink About It,” a 16x20 inch print which was my favorite, and “Your Last Post” where the newest prints created at Poster Child Prints (PCP) for release. I did not partake in Neck Face’s exhibit the previous year, also held at New Image Art gallery. Viewing opening reception images from last years exhibit I was compelled to attend "NO MERCY FOR THE WEAK" on September 7th, 2013. Promotion was a plenty for this exhibit and I was able to preview many images via the internet prior to attending. That prepared me for what I knew would be an intense show to view in person.
    (Neck Face - “YOUR LAST POST” 18x24in. limited edition Seven-Color Hand Pulled Silk Screen, edition 75 printed @ Poster Child Prints)

    Walking up to the gallery I began to see the large crowd of art goers loitering outside the gallery, not knowing they were just trying to escape the heat inside the gallery. I was already preparing myself not to make it in the gallery due to capacity. Luckily, once I excused and squeezed myself enough to get to the door I made it in. With bottles breaking and the D.J. spinning Heavy Metal tunes, I knew I was definitely in Nasty Neck Face’s turf.
    Inside the crowded gallery I was instantly hit with intense stifling heat and the aroma of scorched spilled beer. Intended or not, the temperature in the gallery that night gave the perception of actually visiting Satan’s art gallery/sauna. It was Great! Exactly how I imagined a Neck Face show would look, smell and sound like. Never have I sweat so much from just enjoying art and taking pictures.
    (TOP: Neck Face tag inside New Image Art gallery)
    (Bottom: “NO MERCY FOR THE WEAK”, Neck Face T-shirt)

    In the controlled chaos of "NO MERCY FOR THE WEAK" exhibition, I was able to capture some great images of the prints and the artwork created on the walls of New Image Art gallery.
    I was able to congratulate Neck Face on his show, I bought a T-shirt, wanted a print. I had him sign the bag the shirt it came in, I will eventually will wear the T-shirt and I would not want to harm Neck’s tag for fashion.

    Awesome show Neck Face and New Image Art Gallery!
    (Neck Face applied pattern to gallery walls)

    Exhibition ends September 21st
    @ New Image Art Gallery
    7920 Santa Monica Boulevard
    West Hollywood, CA 90046 

    Neck Face - “Drink About It” and “Your Last Post” Hand Pulled Silk Screened prints available @ Poster Child Prints (PCP)

    More images visit: CHICANO ART MOVEMENT/Facebook


  9. newimageartgallery:

    Tonight see the rest of #neckface #masterpiece @newimageart 7-10


  10. newimageartgallery:

    Neck Face opening this Saturday at New Image Art, 7-10pm


  11. newimageartgallery:

    Neck Face Show


  12. via National Museum of Mexican Art:

    The Mexican-American Street Art Movement in Chicago

    Opening Friday, August 9 from 6-8PM
    Exhibition continues through December 22, 2013

    In the Rubin & Paula Torres Gallery
    Curator & artist gallery talk on Saturday October 19, 11AM as part of Chicago Artist Month

    This exhibition surveys the aesthetics created (from the 1980s to the present) in Chicago’s public space through a contemporary Mexican-American experience. It investigates graffiti and street art as a social practice, focusing on agency, mobilization and identity formation.

    Esta exposición analiza la estética que nace (desde los 80s hasta el presente) en los espacios públicos de Chicago a través de la experiencia mexicana-estadounidense. Investiga al graffiti y al arte callejero como una práctica social, concentrada en el ejercicio del poder, la movilización, y la formación de identidad.

    Artists include: Ruben ‘Like’ Aguirre, John ‘Jonski’ Ayala, Rafael ‘Rafa’ Almaguer,
    Miguel A. Del Real, Mario ‘Zore’ Gonzalez, Ricardo ‘Naco’ Gonzalez, Vicente Jasso, Victoria Martinez, Rodrigo ‘Solo’ Mireles, KC Ortiz, Jesus ‘Chucho’ Rodriguez, Nino ‘Tsel’ Rodriguez, and Angel Silva

    Curated by Miguel ‘Kane One’ Aguilar

    Funded by:
    Chicago Park District. Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
    City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

    Photo by KC Ortiz, Nekst climbing an expressway fence to do a spot during the blizzard of 2011