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- Lxs AngelinXs - - group show - Exhibitions - Lopez de la Serna CAC

In recent years a new nucleus of artists, sharing background in suburban Los Angeles, has been developing quietly—or maybe it’s just the respect appropriate to the founding of a new movement. Between Pomona and Inglewood you take in the studios of all manner of Angelinx artists, who are dealing with topics as current and engaged as immigration, gender, history, the class struggle, drug trafficking, all without ever forgetting their ancestry and values, their identity. There is a discernible pattern in their work, the same for all of them: a kind of song to freedom—in the truly authentic style of the Chilean poet and singer Victor Jara—in works that recall how families have suffered in the attempt to attain a better future and gain the right to live in peace. 

- Lxs AngelinXs - - group show - Exhibitions - Lopez de la Serna CAC

Self-portraits with hats, family gatherings, portraits of Latinx activists, the Virgin of Guadalupe, cockfights, chrome wheels with razor wire like that on the border walls, life between the freeways, bandanas, or the imaginary of Lowrider culture—all feature proudly in a society that has been given nothing on a plate. They are conscious of who and what they represent, what has marked them, influenced them, or led to rejection during their childhood and teenage years. This iconography is expressed, in some cases, through traditional techniques, such as adobe and ceramics, while others draw more on the urban environment they come from, as is the case of the aerosol.

- Lxs AngelinXs - - group show - Exhibitions - Lopez de la Serna CAC

The images presented will not leave any viewer unaffected, nor can any keen explorer of new trends in international contemporary art be unmoved, and through this group exhibition we are inviting you to keep an eye on this lively and exciting artistic hotspot. This exhibition seems particularly relevant in the current context, as winds of change blow across the United States, and where it appears that the country’s politics in the coming years will hopefully find recognition for those who have been considered as minorities until now, respecting diversity and defending equality. In the longer term, this shift will also probably be felt beyond the USA’s borders, as with so many others that start there, although, as these artists make clear, there is still a long way to go and it will not be easy.

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Selected Works

Selected Works Thumbnails
Rafa Esparza

starshots: blue roses, 2019 - 2020

Acrylic on adobe panel (local dirt, horse dung, hay,

Hoosic River water, chain-link fence, plywood)

173 x 114 x 4,5 cm / 68.11 x 45 x 1.77 in


Rafa Esparza

starshots: blue roses, 2019 - 2020

Acrylic on adobe panel (local dirt, horse dung, hay,

Hoosic River water, chain-link fence, plywood)

173 x 114 x 4,5 cm / 68.11 x 45 x 1.77 in


Ramiro Gomez Jr.

Boy Playing While His Parents Are Sleeping, 2019

Acrylic and house paint on canvas with wire and mesh (found wings)


122 x 122 x 4 cm / 48 x 48 x 1.57 in

Ramiro Gomez Jr.

Boy Playing While His Parents Are Sleeping, 2019

Acrylic and house paint on canvas with wire and mesh (found wings)


122 x 122 x 4 cm / 48 x 48 x 1.57 in

Gabriella Sanchez

WE REAP WHAT WE SEW (Past and Present Patterns), 2020

Mens button up shadow plaid flannel shirts, cotton bandanas,

woven acrylic textiles, thread, fabric lining, grommets and

digital printing on nylon fabric

122 x 183 cm / 48 x 72 in

Edition of 3 + 1 A. P.

Gabriella Sanchez

WE REAP WHAT WE SEW (Past and Present Patterns), 2020

Mens button up shadow plaid flannel shirts, cotton bandanas,

woven acrylic textiles, thread, fabric lining, grommets and

digital printing on nylon fabric

122 x 183 cm / 48 x 72 in

Edition of 3 + 1 A. P.

Patrick Martinez

Happy Birthday Ruben Salazar, 2020

Heavy body acrylic, acrylic, airbrush, and

ceramic cake roses on panel with gold mirror plex


65,5 x 51 x 9 cm / 25.78 x 20 x 3.54 in

Patrick Martinez

Happy Birthday Ruben Salazar, 2020

Heavy body acrylic, acrylic, airbrush, and

ceramic cake roses on panel with gold mirror plex


65,5 x 51 x 9 cm / 25.78 x 20 x 3.54 in

Patrick Martinez 

Happy Birthday Frederick Douglass, 2020

Heavy body acrylic, acrylic, airbrush, and

ceramic cake roses on panel with gold mirror plex


65,5 x 51 x 9 cm / 25.78 x 20 x 3.54 in

Patrick Martinez 

Happy Birthday Frederick Douglass, 2020

Heavy body acrylic, acrylic, airbrush, and

ceramic cake roses on panel with gold mirror plex


65,5 x 51 x 9 cm / 25.78 x 20 x 3.54 in

Eduardo Sarabia

Narcomanta número 7. Amor y Paz, 2018

Hand woven tapestry

153 x 191,5 cm / 60.24 x 75.39 in

Eduardo Sarabia

Narcomanta número 7. Amor y Paz, 2018

Hand woven tapestry

153 x 191,5 cm / 60.24 x 75.39 in

Shizu Saldamando 

La Gabbi Leather Papi, 2018

Oil, mixed media on wood panel

91 x 120,5 x 4,5 cm / 35.82 x 47.44 x 1.77 in

Shizu Saldamando 

La Gabbi Leather Papi, 2018

Oil, mixed media on wood panel

91 x 120,5 x 4,5 cm / 35.82 x 47.44 x 1.77 in

Eduardo Sarabia 

Salón Alemán, 2008 - 2019

Neon

61 x 91,5 cm / 24 x 36 in

Edition 5 of 5

Eduardo Sarabia 

Salón Alemán, 2008 - 2019

Neon

61 x 91,5 cm / 24 x 36 in

Edition 5 of 5

Alex Becerra

Mystic Saturn Synth Queen, 2020


Oil on canvas

250 x 190,5 x 3 cm / 98.42 x 75 x 1.18 in

Alex Becerra

Mystic Saturn Synth Queen, 2020


Oil on canvas

250 x 190,5 x 3 cm / 98.42 x 75 x 1.18 in

Aaron Douglas Estrada 

No Seas Payaso, 2020

Razor wire, beads, mirror, tik tack aguardiente keychain,

white kitty key, rubber bands, bullet hole strikers,

bolt cutter pendant, white bandana, black leather, smoke,

tequila, little trees black ice air freshener, and clown sticker

38 x 38 x 51 cm / 15 x 15 x 20 in

Aaron Douglas Estrada 

No Seas Payaso, 2020

Razor wire, beads, mirror, tik tack aguardiente keychain,

white kitty key, rubber bands, bullet hole strikers,

bolt cutter pendant, white bandana, black leather, smoke,

tequila, little trees black ice air freshener, and clown sticker

38 x 38 x 51 cm / 15 x 15 x 20 in

Alfonso Gonzalez Jr.

Fresh Cuts, 2021

Oil and enamel on canvas

122 x 194 x 3,5 cm / 48 x 76.38 x 1.38 in

Alfonso Gonzalez Jr.

Fresh Cuts, 2021

Oil and enamel on canvas

122 x 194 x 3,5 cm / 48 x 76.38 x 1.38 in

Alfonso Gonzalez Jr.

K-Town Landscape, 2020

Oil and enamel on canvas


122 x 122 x 3,5 cm / 48 x 48 x 13.77 in

Alfonso Gonzalez Jr.

K-Town Landscape, 2020

Oil and enamel on canvas


122 x 122 x 3,5 cm / 48 x 48 x 13.77 in

Alex Becerra 

Memorias de un Jaripeo, 2021


Oil on canvas

122 x 182,5 x 3 cm / 48 x 71.85 x 1.18 in

Alex Becerra 

Memorias de un Jaripeo, 2021


Oil on canvas

122 x 182,5 x 3 cm / 48 x 71.85 x 1.18 in

Alex Becerra 

Falling, Floating Dreaming, 2019


Oil on canvas

200,5 x 180 cm / 78.93 x 70.86 x 17.71 in


Alex Becerra 

Falling, Floating Dreaming, 2019


Oil on canvas

200,5 x 180 cm / 78.93 x 70.86 x 17.71 in


Diana Yesenia Alvarado 


COQUETA, 2020

Glazed porcelain, flocking

47 x 24,5 x 24,5 cm / 18,5 x 9.64 x 9.64 in

Diana Yesenia Alvarado 


COQUETA, 2020

Glazed porcelain, flocking

47 x 24,5 x 24,5 cm / 18,5 x 9.64 x 9.64 in

Diana Yesenia Alvarado 


COQUETA, 2020

(alternative view)

Diana Yesenia Alvarado 


COQUETA, 2020

(alternative view)

Michael Alvarez

Hollywood and Highland, 2017

Spray paint, graphite on panel

183 x 213,5 x 4,5 cm / 72 x 84 x 1.77 in

Michael Alvarez

Hollywood and Highland, 2017

Spray paint, graphite on panel

183 x 213,5 x 4,5 cm / 72 x 84 x 1.77 in

Michael Alvarez 

Wasteland Paradise, 2018

Spray paint, graphite and found object on panel

183 x 155 x 4,5 cm / 72 x 61 x 1.77 in


Michael Alvarez 

Wasteland Paradise, 2018

Spray paint, graphite and found object on panel

183 x 155 x 4,5 cm / 72 x 61 x 1.77 in


Aaron Douglas Estrada 

Sacred Heart, 2019

Bandanas, string, wire spoke hubcap, vinegar,

smoke, razor wire, and smudge stick

46 x 46 x 25 cm / 18.11 x 18.11 x 9.84 in

Aaron Douglas Estrada 

Sacred Heart, 2019

Bandanas, string, wire spoke hubcap, vinegar,

smoke, razor wire, and smudge stick

46 x 46 x 25 cm / 18.11 x 18.11 x 9.84 in

Mario Ayala 

Untitled, 2020


Acrylic on canvas

127 x 117 x 4 cm / 50 x 46 x 4 in


Mario Ayala 

Untitled, 2020


Acrylic on canvas

127 x 117 x 4 cm / 50 x 46 x 4 in


Ramiro Gomez

Demands 7, 2019

Colored pencil on paper

24 x 24 cm / 9.44 x 9.44 in
32 x 32 x 4 cm / 12.5 x 12.5 x 1.57 (framed)

Ramiro Gomez

Demands 7, 2019

Colored pencil on paper

24 x 24 cm / 9.44 x 9.44 in
32 x 32 x 4 cm / 12.5 x 12.5 x 1.57 (framed)

Jaime Muñoz

529 Years, 2021


Acrylic and other materials on panel (dyptich)

182,5 x 122 x 4 cm / 71.85 x 48 x 1.57 in each panel


Jaime Muñoz

529 Years, 2021


Acrylic and other materials on panel (dyptich)

182,5 x 122 x 4 cm / 71.85 x 48 x 1.57 in each panel


Ramiro Gomez

Demands 6, 2019

Colored pencil on paper

24 x 24 cm / 9.44 x 9.44 in
32 x 32 x 4 cm / 12.5 x 12.5 x 1.57 (framed)

Ramiro Gomez

Demands 6, 2019

Colored pencil on paper

24 x 24 cm / 9.44 x 9.44 in
32 x 32 x 4 cm / 12.5 x 12.5 x 1.57 (framed)

Alex Becerra 


Portrait after Practice, 2019


Oil on canvas

60 x 45 cm / 23.62 x 17.71 in

Alex Becerra 


Portrait after Practice, 2019


Oil on canvas

60 x 45 cm / 23.62 x 17.71 in

Alex Becerra

Untitled, 2020


Oil on canvas

60 x 45 cm / 23.62 x 17.71 in


Alex Becerra

Untitled, 2020


Oil on canvas

60 x 45 cm / 23.62 x 17.71 in


Michael Alvarez

Post Coital Clean Up, 2015

Oil, pencil, spray paint and paper on canvas

81,5 x 145 x 4,5 cm / 32 x 57 x 1.77 in

86 x 151 x 6,5 cm / 33.86 x 59.45 x 2.56 in (framed)

Michael Alvarez

Post Coital Clean Up, 2015

Oil, pencil, spray paint and paper on canvas

81,5 x 145 x 4,5 cm / 32 x 57 x 1.77 in

86 x 151 x 6,5 cm / 33.86 x 59.45 x 2.56 in (framed)

Rafa Esparza

starshots: blue roses, 2019 - 2020

Acrylic on adobe panel (local dirt, horse dung, hay,

Hoosic River water, chain-link fence, plywood)

173 x 114 x 4,5 cm / 68.11 x 45 x 1.77 in


Rafa Esparza

starshots: blue roses, 2019 - 2020

Acrylic on adobe panel (local dirt, horse dung, hay,

Hoosic River water, chain-link fence, plywood)

173 x 114 x 4,5 cm / 68.11 x 45 x 1.77 in


Ramiro Gomez Jr.

Boy Playing While His Parents Are Sleeping, 2019

Acrylic and house paint on canvas with wire and mesh (found wings)


122 x 122 x 4 cm / 48 x 48 x 1.57 in

Ramiro Gomez Jr.

Boy Playing While His Parents Are Sleeping, 2019

Acrylic and house paint on canvas with wire and mesh (found wings)


122 x 122 x 4 cm / 48 x 48 x 1.57 in

Gabriella Sanchez

WE REAP WHAT WE SEW (Past and Present Patterns), 2020

Mens button up shadow plaid flannel shirts, cotton bandanas,

woven acrylic textiles, thread, fabric lining, grommets and

digital printing on nylon fabric

122 x 183 cm / 48 x 72 in

Edition of 3 + 1 A. P.

Gabriella Sanchez

WE REAP WHAT WE SEW (Past and Present Patterns), 2020

Mens button up shadow plaid flannel shirts, cotton bandanas,

woven acrylic textiles, thread, fabric lining, grommets and

digital printing on nylon fabric

122 x 183 cm / 48 x 72 in

Edition of 3 + 1 A. P.

Patrick Martinez

Happy Birthday Ruben Salazar, 2020

Heavy body acrylic, acrylic, airbrush, and

ceramic cake roses on panel with gold mirror plex


65,5 x 51 x 9 cm / 25.78 x 20 x 3.54 in

Patrick Martinez

Happy Birthday Ruben Salazar, 2020

Heavy body acrylic, acrylic, airbrush, and

ceramic cake roses on panel with gold mirror plex


65,5 x 51 x 9 cm / 25.78 x 20 x 3.54 in

Patrick Martinez 

Happy Birthday Frederick Douglass, 2020

Heavy body acrylic, acrylic, airbrush, and

ceramic cake roses on panel with gold mirror plex


65,5 x 51 x 9 cm / 25.78 x 20 x 3.54 in

Patrick Martinez 

Happy Birthday Frederick Douglass, 2020

Heavy body acrylic, acrylic, airbrush, and

ceramic cake roses on panel with gold mirror plex


65,5 x 51 x 9 cm / 25.78 x 20 x 3.54 in

Eduardo Sarabia

Narcomanta número 7. Amor y Paz, 2018

Hand woven tapestry

153 x 191,5 cm / 60.24 x 75.39 in

Eduardo Sarabia

Narcomanta número 7. Amor y Paz, 2018

Hand woven tapestry

153 x 191,5 cm / 60.24 x 75.39 in

Shizu Saldamando 

La Gabbi Leather Papi, 2018

Oil, mixed media on wood panel

91 x 120,5 x 4,5 cm / 35.82 x 47.44 x 1.77 in

Shizu Saldamando 

La Gabbi Leather Papi, 2018

Oil, mixed media on wood panel

91 x 120,5 x 4,5 cm / 35.82 x 47.44 x 1.77 in

Eduardo Sarabia 

Salón Alemán, 2008 - 2019

Neon

61 x 91,5 cm / 24 x 36 in

Edition 5 of 5

Eduardo Sarabia 

Salón Alemán, 2008 - 2019

Neon

61 x 91,5 cm / 24 x 36 in

Edition 5 of 5

Alex Becerra

Mystic Saturn Synth Queen, 2020


Oil on canvas

250 x 190,5 x 3 cm / 98.42 x 75 x 1.18 in

Alex Becerra

Mystic Saturn Synth Queen, 2020


Oil on canvas

250 x 190,5 x 3 cm / 98.42 x 75 x 1.18 in

Aaron Douglas Estrada 

No Seas Payaso, 2020

Razor wire, beads, mirror, tik tack aguardiente keychain,

white kitty key, rubber bands, bullet hole strikers,

bolt cutter pendant, white bandana, black leather, smoke,

tequila, little trees black ice air freshener, and clown sticker

38 x 38 x 51 cm / 15 x 15 x 20 in

Aaron Douglas Estrada 

No Seas Payaso, 2020

Razor wire, beads, mirror, tik tack aguardiente keychain,

white kitty key, rubber bands, bullet hole strikers,

bolt cutter pendant, white bandana, black leather, smoke,

tequila, little trees black ice air freshener, and clown sticker

38 x 38 x 51 cm / 15 x 15 x 20 in

Alfonso Gonzalez Jr.

Fresh Cuts, 2021

Oil and enamel on canvas

122 x 194 x 3,5 cm / 48 x 76.38 x 1.38 in

Alfonso Gonzalez Jr.

Fresh Cuts, 2021

Oil and enamel on canvas

122 x 194 x 3,5 cm / 48 x 76.38 x 1.38 in

Alfonso Gonzalez Jr.

K-Town Landscape, 2020

Oil and enamel on canvas


122 x 122 x 3,5 cm / 48 x 48 x 13.77 in

Alfonso Gonzalez Jr.

K-Town Landscape, 2020

Oil and enamel on canvas


122 x 122 x 3,5 cm / 48 x 48 x 13.77 in

Alex Becerra 

Memorias de un Jaripeo, 2021


Oil on canvas

122 x 182,5 x 3 cm / 48 x 71.85 x 1.18 in

Alex Becerra 

Memorias de un Jaripeo, 2021


Oil on canvas

122 x 182,5 x 3 cm / 48 x 71.85 x 1.18 in

Alex Becerra 

Falling, Floating Dreaming, 2019


Oil on canvas

200,5 x 180 cm / 78.93 x 70.86 x 17.71 in


Alex Becerra 

Falling, Floating Dreaming, 2019


Oil on canvas

200,5 x 180 cm / 78.93 x 70.86 x 17.71 in


Diana Yesenia Alvarado 


COQUETA, 2020

Glazed porcelain, flocking

47 x 24,5 x 24,5 cm / 18,5 x 9.64 x 9.64 in

Diana Yesenia Alvarado 


COQUETA, 2020

Glazed porcelain, flocking

47 x 24,5 x 24,5 cm / 18,5 x 9.64 x 9.64 in

Diana Yesenia Alvarado 


COQUETA, 2020

(alternative view)

Diana Yesenia Alvarado 


COQUETA, 2020

(alternative view)

Michael Alvarez

Hollywood and Highland, 2017

Spray paint, graphite on panel

183 x 213,5 x 4,5 cm / 72 x 84 x 1.77 in

Michael Alvarez

Hollywood and Highland, 2017

Spray paint, graphite on panel

183 x 213,5 x 4,5 cm / 72 x 84 x 1.77 in

Michael Alvarez 

Wasteland Paradise, 2018

Spray paint, graphite and found object on panel

183 x 155 x 4,5 cm / 72 x 61 x 1.77 in


Michael Alvarez 

Wasteland Paradise, 2018

Spray paint, graphite and found object on panel

183 x 155 x 4,5 cm / 72 x 61 x 1.77 in


Aaron Douglas Estrada 

Sacred Heart, 2019

Bandanas, string, wire spoke hubcap, vinegar,

smoke, razor wire, and smudge stick

46 x 46 x 25 cm / 18.11 x 18.11 x 9.84 in

Aaron Douglas Estrada 

Sacred Heart, 2019

Bandanas, string, wire spoke hubcap, vinegar,

smoke, razor wire, and smudge stick

46 x 46 x 25 cm / 18.11 x 18.11 x 9.84 in

Mario Ayala 

Untitled, 2020


Acrylic on canvas

127 x 117 x 4 cm / 50 x 46 x 4 in


Mario Ayala 

Untitled, 2020


Acrylic on canvas

127 x 117 x 4 cm / 50 x 46 x 4 in


Ramiro Gomez

Demands 7, 2019

Colored pencil on paper

24 x 24 cm / 9.44 x 9.44 in
32 x 32 x 4 cm / 12.5 x 12.5 x 1.57 (framed)

Ramiro Gomez

Demands 7, 2019

Colored pencil on paper

24 x 24 cm / 9.44 x 9.44 in
32 x 32 x 4 cm / 12.5 x 12.5 x 1.57 (framed)

Jaime Muñoz

529 Years, 2021


Acrylic and other materials on panel (dyptich)

182,5 x 122 x 4 cm / 71.85 x 48 x 1.57 in each panel


Jaime Muñoz

529 Years, 2021


Acrylic and other materials on panel (dyptich)

182,5 x 122 x 4 cm / 71.85 x 48 x 1.57 in each panel


Ramiro Gomez

Demands 6, 2019

Colored pencil on paper

24 x 24 cm / 9.44 x 9.44 in
32 x 32 x 4 cm / 12.5 x 12.5 x 1.57 (framed)

Ramiro Gomez

Demands 6, 2019

Colored pencil on paper

24 x 24 cm / 9.44 x 9.44 in
32 x 32 x 4 cm / 12.5 x 12.5 x 1.57 (framed)

Alex Becerra 


Portrait after Practice, 2019


Oil on canvas

60 x 45 cm / 23.62 x 17.71 in

Alex Becerra 


Portrait after Practice, 2019


Oil on canvas

60 x 45 cm / 23.62 x 17.71 in

Alex Becerra

Untitled, 2020


Oil on canvas

60 x 45 cm / 23.62 x 17.71 in


Alex Becerra

Untitled, 2020


Oil on canvas

60 x 45 cm / 23.62 x 17.71 in


Michael Alvarez

Post Coital Clean Up, 2015

Oil, pencil, spray paint and paper on canvas

81,5 x 145 x 4,5 cm / 32 x 57 x 1.77 in

86 x 151 x 6,5 cm / 33.86 x 59.45 x 2.56 in (framed)

Michael Alvarez

Post Coital Clean Up, 2015

Oil, pencil, spray paint and paper on canvas

81,5 x 145 x 4,5 cm / 32 x 57 x 1.77 in

86 x 151 x 6,5 cm / 33.86 x 59.45 x 2.56 in (framed)