Drawing from his experiences living on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border in the late 70’s, and also in Europe in the late 90’s, Enrique Chagoya juxtaposes secular, popular, and religious symbols in order to address the ongoing cultural clash between the United States, Latin America and the world as well. He uses familiar pop icons to create deceptively friendly points of entry for the discussion of complex issues. Through these seemingly harmless characters Chagoya examines the recurring subject of cultural clash that continues to riddle contemporary life. Recently his work has been addressing issues on immigration and the economic recession.
Medium: Print Framed Size: 34 x 25.5 inches
Artist Bio: Ed Moses
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Ed Moses (American, b.1926) is an abstract painter, central figure in the Los Angeles art scene, and a key promoter of Post-War, West Coast art. Moses briefly enlisted in the US Navy, and, after being rejected from medical school, enrolled in art classes at Long Beach City College. Over the next several years, Moses attended UCLA, the University of Oregon, and UCLA again, where he befriended fellow artist Craig Kauffman, who introduced him to future owner of Ferus Gallery, Walter Hopps, where he had his graduate show.
Today, his works can be found in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Menil Foundation, The Museum of Modern Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others.