Josué Rojas 2010
Oil and ink on canvas
“The Savage” is an image that stands at the brink between modern gang culture and ancient Mayan imagery; a snapshot that includes elements of satire, comic book art, and portraiture. The ambiguity of the face (whether it belongs to an ancient warrior or a Los Angeles gang member) is the object of this piece.
The Savage presents ancient Mesoamerica culture and popular culture together simultaneously.