Monday, January 24, 2011

"The Savage"

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.

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