A conversation with Art Carrillo about the themes of his work in "La Vecindad."
Art Carrillo loves his community. He knows the negative stigma attached to Latino communities — his community. As an artist, Art wants to right that wrong. As a photo realist, Art Carrillo painstakingly reproduces every detail of the captured photo in a sort of spiritual journey, every stroke a testament to his love for his community. Using acrylics as his choice of medium, Art captures everyday scenes of Chicano life with a religious zeal usually found in contemporary street religion. Each piece, a prayer to the beauty of his community. We’re excited to showcase his work here at the Avenue 50 Studio. Exhibit runs July 13th – August 4th, 2013.