The Latino/Hispanic tradition celebrated in Laramie
and being blown away by its intensity on such a small canvas. He decided to collect works by Chicano artists that were no more than 16 inches in either dimension.
There were sixty-eight works by twenty-seven artists completed from 1984 – 2010 (Marin started his collection in 1988) and they covered a wide range of styles including neo-post-impressionism, cartoon-like surrealism, neo-expressionism, realism, and photorealism. The major genre concentration was figurative with some urban and rural landscapes.
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by Jose Lozano
José Lozano and Eloy Torrez present the male portrait, the former in a tough stance, but in the context of their family members and friends through pen and ink with a doodling feel about them, while the latter utilizes a realistic approach in showing very relaxed, almost dreamy, subjects.
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by Patssi Valdez
In terms of landscapes, Patssi Valdez suggests both a childlike naïveté and an updated Matisse, Vincent Valdez images of L.A. at night are both photographically realistic and Baroque, and Jaime “Germs” Zacarias enters a wild psychedelic world.