“Tierra Del Sol” by Photographer Carlos Jaramillo

Photographer Carlos Jaramillo (previously featured here) finds parallels between his current home city of Los Angeles, and McAllen, Texas, the small border town where he was born. Jaramillo’s parents are both immigrants—his mother is Mexican and his father Colombian. In Los Angeles, he found a comfortable familiarity in the abundance of Mexican people and culture woven throughout the city. The photos that populate his recently published photobook, “Tierra Del Sol” (Pomegranate Press, 2022), document “El Clásico de las Américas,” an annual weeklong charreria that takes place in Pico Rivera, California.…

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Graceful Women in Shades of Blue by Hanna Lee Joshi Express a Desire for Autonomy

 Art #body #colored pencil #gouache #self-portrait June 30, 2022 Grace Ebert “All That Has Come Before” (2022). All images © Hanna Lee Joshi, shared with permission With long, elegant fingers and brawny limbs, the women that define Hanna Lee Joshi’s gouache and colored pencil works move through the unknown and indiscernible with strength. The Vancouver-based artist renders anonymous figures in motion, whether dancing together or gracefully gliding through water, on their search for greater autonomy and fulfillment unobscured by political, cultural, and social impositions. In comparison to her earlier…

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Colete Martin – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

A selection of paintings exploring themes of gender expression, power, and carnal desire by artist Colete Martin. Using the archetype of a nature goddess, Martin depicts aspects of femininity and masculinity that demands attention and encourages introspection: “When I paint portraits I’m closing the space between a fantastical subject and our own mundane emotions resulting in themes that one might recognize in themselves despite their roots in mythology and fantasy.” Check out more of Martin’s work below! Source link

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Plants, Motifs, and Cultural Symbols Are Superimposed onto Digital Portraits by Sam Rodriguez

 Art Illustration #digital #portraits June 30, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Sam Rodriguez, shared with permission San Jose-based artist Sam Rodriguez might liken an abstract leaf sprouting from a young woman’s garment or a Pac-Man-esque rendering floating near a subject’s face to scenic elements. His portraits, which he’s been referring to as “cultural landscapes” for the past few years, are topographies of identity that involve replacing trees, rivers, and horizons with social markers. “It’s interesting to see the endless variants that each individual carries when we unpack who…

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