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I first seen this image of Street artist Jose Fever’s artwork on his instagram page. I was instanly attracted to the piece, so I sent my amigo JF an email for some info about this street piece. I really like this street art piece with its modern art twist. Wicked piece JF!
via Jose Fever:
That was a print that I spray painted and then digitized to make a sticker of. I included the finished sticker of it. the original is now pasted on the street of Whittier and Esperanza where La Chinita Poblana restaurant is.
Los Angeles-based street artist El Mac recently created an impressive photorealistic mural for Rapt Studio at Adobe’s Lehi, Utah building. Featuring a young girl drawing, the mural is rendered with a pixel-like texture and is intended as an homage to the spirit of creativity. The young girl appears almost glowing and translucent, much like a hologram or an ethereal presence. Take a look at a video by Rapt Studio of El Mac completing the project as well as some photos of the process below.
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Chaz Bojorquez (Photo taken by CAM)
Chaz Bojorquez - “END OF THE WORLD” closing reception
January 31st 2013, 6pm - 10pm
Plaza de la Raza
Special performance by:
Ruben Guevara And Thee Eastside Lovers
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Plaza De La Raza entrance with Chaz “End Of The World” Banners
On Friday December 21st CHICANO ART MOVEMENT took a trip to Lincoln Park, California to attend the opening reception of Mr.Chaz Bojorquez’s “End Of The World” exhibition at Plaza De La Raza’s Boat House Gallery.
Chaz Bojorquez’s “Senor Suerte” limited edition Skateboard decks
If this was my final exhibition due to the Mayan prophecy coming true Chaz’s show would have been the ultimate show to last feast my eyes on before my retinas melted due to the barrage of flaming meteors falling from the skies. We are still alive and California did not break off and sink into the sea and I am writing this post to entice you to go take a gander at this exhibit by graffiti artist formerly known as Charlie Chingaso. For those of you to distant to attend I took images for you to admire from afar.
Chaz Bojorquez’s works on paper
Arriving to the exhibit around 8:30pm, I could already see the venue was brimming due to lack of parking near the gallery. That did not deter me though, it just solidified it was going to be a eventful affair. A little belated I missed the special ceremonial Mayan dance performed by Danza Xipitotec and the live music by Youth Mariachi Plaza de la Raza, but I still had this amazing show to view and get down to the stylings of Very Be Careful’s funky cumbia rhythms.
“Chino Latino” limited edition screen print
Upon entering the gallery I could feel the electricity of excitement in the air and I could see the masses were having a excellent time at this event. The first room I entered is where the thirteen limited edition “Señor Suerte” skateboard decks were displayed all together. I had yet to even see the larger original artworks and I was already in awe with Mr. Bojorquez’s work. The piece that first apprehended my attention was a limited edition print created at Modern Multiples called “Chino Latino”. I had heard about this infamous piece a few years ago on how rare and monumental this print it looked in person. The hype of “Chino Latino” did not disappoint, and was one of the most stunning and vibrant works in the “End Of The World” exhibit. Once I had absorbed enough of “Chino Latino”, I took a walk around the gallery to view the exhibition in its entirety.
Artist Chaz Bojorquez stands in front of his biggest piece in the exhibition
That is when I started to notice some of the great artist in attendance like Chicano artists Jose Lozano, Willie Herron III (ASCO art collective) and Jaime “Germs” Zacarias. Coolest one of the night had to be Rage Against The Machine front man Zack De La Rocha, Which Anita was lucky enough to get a picture with. I was not able to meet Mr. Bojorquez that night as he was constantly swarmed by fans trying to take pictures with him or getting his placaso.
Chaz Bojorquez original hand painted skateboard deck
Hopefully I can meet Mr. Chaz Bojorquez in the future and ask him some questions and maybe even hear a great story or two. Exhibition runs through January 31, 2013. Spectacular show Mr. Bojorquez.
Plaza De La Raza
3540 North Mission Road Los Angeles, CA 90031
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José Fever - “i want the ones i cant have”
I received an email yesterday from street artist José Fever with this gem.
The name of the artwork is “i want the ones i cant have”
This and another piece are included in a group show in Gardena, C.A. on Saturday
José explains: “The pieces are simplistic 60s mod era.”
Very cool José.
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CHAZ BOJORQUEZ - “From The Streets To The Cloud”
November 9, 2012 - June 30, 2013
National Museum of Mexican Art (NMMA)
1852 West 19th Street Chicago, IL 60608
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José Fever limited edition T-shirt available at Espacio 1839
José Fever closing reception @ Espacio 1839
Thursday October 25th 8pm-10pm
1839 East 1st street
Los Angeles, California 90032
Then Join every body after at Eastside Luv Bar wine y Queso
for José José OKE
Prizes and Giveaways
Eastside Luv Bar wine y Queso
1835 East 1st street
Los Angeles, California 90032
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On a rainy L.A. day I took a trip to Boyle Heights, California to attend street artist José Fever’s exhibition at Espacio 1839, hoping to brighten a gloomy day with some vibrant art.
I first encountered José Fever’s work on the streets of Los Angeles and also through images on the L.A. TACO blog, but until recently, I discovered under what moniker this elusive street artist used for his artwork. Artist José Fever’s work first intrigued me with the image he uses of Mexican singer José José. Growing up I knew the persona of “El Príncipe de la Canción” but never listened to any of his songs until I was in my 20’s. That is when I heard hip hop artist DMX rap over a sample of “Lo Dudo”, which in turn made me want to listen to this José José track X rhymed over.
I learned out about José Fever’s exhibition a week after the opening reception and missed attending, but I was not going to miss this opportunity to view his artwork created for a gallery exhibit. Upon entering Espacio 1839, I was hit with “José Graff” (yellow) a hand embelished print, which instantly became my favorite and brought a wide grin
to my face with its bright color and street style is what made it visually appealing to this viewer. From that piece on I was absorbed with the Joséness on the walls and ogled each piece until my eyes were content. It was excellent to see José Fever’s artwork set inside a gallery, when usually, it is strategically placed up on a light pole or a wall on the street.
Very cool show José Fever and Espacio 1839.
Go check out José Fever’s exhibit. Show runs until the end of October 2012.
Limited edition José Fever T-shirts also available.
@ Plaza De La Raza’s – Boathouse Gallery
3540 N. Mission Rd. Los Angeles, CA 90032
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2012 – 6PM-10PM [OPENING RECEPTION]
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CHAZ BOJORQUEZ - ‘L.A. HANDSTYLES’
April 28 - May 5
Carbon Festival in conjunction with the National Gallery of Victoria presents Chaz Bojorquez ‘LA Handstyles’. The show will feature a new body of work from the legendary Godfather of Cholo graffiti. Bojorquez has been practising typographic graffiti since the late 60’s, fusing the gang scripts of Mexican-American’s living in LA with the timeless art of Eastern calligraphy he creates works that are instantly recognisable.
A true pioneer, his influence on popular culture can not be understated. Bojorquez’s letter forms and their legacies can be found everywhere from skate culture, graffiti, contemporary design, as well as across the bodies of thousands of men in prison who’ve inked his works on their skin permanently as protective charms.
Bojorquez’s work has been collected by many major institutions the world over, most recently he has contributed work to the Smithsonian, and was a featured artist in LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art’s seminal street art exhibition ‘Art in the Streets’. This is the artist’s first visit to Australia, and Carbon is proud to be a collaborator in this groundbreaking event.
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Segment recorded in the early 1980s from the television show “Eye on LA”.
Here is a video you should watch on graffiti. In the video you can see ASCO founding member Willie Herron’s III mural “The Wall That Cracked Open,” (min 2:57) they also interview Chicano artist and East Los Streetscaper, George Yepes.