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Photos from the Desmadre opening….

  • Some shots from the Desmadre: Fresh Latino Perspectives opening event

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    Los Sancudos


    Alejandro Diaz
    Alejandro Diaz

    To view more images or to add your own please go to the Desmadre Flickr pool

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    Desmadre Shirts are in……….

    Desmadre Shirt
    Young Desmond doesn’t want to hear that see……

    Desmadre is founded on the idea that as the world becomes more connected cultures will continually draw inspiration from disparate sources to create new modes of celebrating culture. For us the idea of mashing together the strong revolutionary traditions of Posada with D.I.Y ideals and a good dose of Taco Truck aesthetics defines what it is that makes Desmadre Arte Desmadre.

    Desmadre “Arte Picante” Tshirt
    Black print on a white 100% cotton Tshirt
    Available in S,M,L,XL
    $20usd (U.S. Shipping included)
    To purchase contact us at
    2fear2know(at)gmail.com
    for payment information

    Show your support for Desmadre’s further efforts to bring together emerging Latino artists here in the United States and throughout the hemisphere. All funds from the sales of this shirt will go towards enabling us to provide the very best event on May 14th at Vermillion Gallery.
    Special thanks DZUL Studio and Moksha for their support in making this possible

    Desmadre Arte is a collective effort by curators Jose Tapia and Damion Hayes and artist Julio Guerrero to showcase emerging artists who are incorporating traditional latino cultural themes within contemporary works. Our goal is to shed light on a growing movement amongst latino artists who are exploring and incorporating cultural roots while creating work that expresses the 21st century realities and complexities of life. To do this we are producing artshows that revolve around these themes as well as maintain the website (https://desmadrearte.wordpress.com) to showcase the artists we feel best represent these ideals. Our first show, Desmadre, will open May 14th, 2009 at Vermillion Gallery in Seattle, Wa.

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    Sunnyside Daily Sun News shows love to local boys

    Los Desmadrosos

    Los Desmadrosos

    Sunnyside natives staging art show in Seattle
    By Corey Russell
    SEATTLE – Desmadre Arte, a three-person team made up of Sunnyside natives Julio Guerrero and Josè Tapia, and Tapia’s mentor Damion Hayes, will host an art show on Thursday, May 14, at the Vermillion Gallery in Seattle, located at 1508 11th Ave., from 6 to 10 p.m.
    The show, titled Desmadre: Fresh Latino Perspectives in America, will feature emerging artists who are incorporating Latino cultural themes within urban contemporary works.
    Both Tapia and Guerrero are Sunnyside High School graduates, Tapia from the class of 2002 and Guerrero from 2001’s class. Both went to the Art Institute of Seattle, where they studied different aspects of art but both ended up gravitating towards the fine arts side.

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    Alejandro Dzul

    Not only is Alejandro an airbrush artist par excellence, he is also Dzul studio’s front man providing the marketing, business and team direction.He had the artistic aye at an early age. He’s been drawing since, and the more he did, the more he wanted to keep learning different mediums to express himself. When he began learning airbrush many years ago, he found it opened him up to a new outlet of artistic expression.While it’s hard to categorize Alejandro’s art as a specific style, he describes it as “neo-twist-generation”-the melting of the hottest things in art into one innovative rendering. He credits his artistic influences, to his life style, street art, tattoo art, and really, all great art in general. His passion for art isn’t limited to a single form. He’s also an accomplished graphic artist, photographer, and will be creating a future clothing line. Whatever artistic medium Alejandro works in, he loves the outcome of something that has never been tried before, and puts a new twist on whatever he creates. You can see new works by Alejandro Dzul at “Desmadre: Fresh Latino Perspectives” at Vermillion Gallery Seattle.

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    Where are you from? What is your heritage?

    I’m from Anaheim CA, My heritage is Mexican

    What is the medium that you most commonly work in?

    Photography, airbrush, and digital graphics

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    What tends to inspire you and your work?

    As an Artist I get inspired easily by just about anything unique at any different time; by life itself, people, colors, sounds, music, and art of any medium. The simple idea of showcasing and exhibiting things that I like and how I view them or I can portray them gets me inspired to create works that show how I feel, the way I think or view subjects and at times just simple dreams or illusions. Also I’m inspired to be paid to create and artistically express the views and ideas of others.

    If it was not for art I would be………..?

    If it weren’t for art, I would be doing big business!!

    Do you have any artistic relatives? If so what do they do?

    The majority of my relatives are very artistic, my brother Smiley is not only a top notch and well know tattoo artist in the Seattle area but also has a great natural gifted talent for airbrush and traditional art mediums. My Two Sisters Catalina & Elizabeth are great piercing artists. My older brother Alvaro is also a great traditional illustrator and tattoo artist.

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    Is music part of your creative process? What do you listen to most?

    Music is not a main component of my creative process, I’d rather listen most to my own internal musical thoughts. Sometimes outside music may stir me away from my original thinking. But I do listen to classical music sometimes when I’m creating works of art it as it helps me to focus and relax while I’m working.

    What food most reminds you of home?

    Home made Nopales salad, (mmmmn I should learn how to prepare one of those), home made authentic Guacamole, green salsa, and enchiladas or enfrijoladas reminds me of home.

    When you are with family do speak mostly in English or Español?

    puro Español at home, Spanglish with my extended family and English for business.

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    What do you think could help raise the profile of young Latino artists here in America?

    I think being aware of how we are perceived by others within the culture and society not only as young Latino Artists but as young Latinos in general will give us a better sense on how to raise our profile. We young Latinos, I feel, we have the duty to stand up and express our selves on issues that surround our community of today and showcase and exhibit our own points of views, customs and culture. The beauty and reflections of our selves needs to shine through different mediums whether visual or audio. No one but our selves has the power to raise our profiles and make an impact and effect on the status quo.

    Is there a connection between Latino artists here in the US and those throughout the hemisphere?

    I believe that there is a very strong connection between Latino artists here in the US and Latino Artists through out the hemisphere. The various Latino artists works of art I have seen personally seem to reflect some of the same issues that we are faced with today.

    Anybody you would like to thank or acknowledge?

    I would like to thank anyone and everyone who has supported, found beauty or meaning in my work within this Desmadre. And would also like to thank my big familia!

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    You can see more of Alejandro Dzul’s arte at www.dzul.com

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    Marco Zamora

    Marco Zamora was born and currently lives and works in Pomona, California. In 2004 he graduated from California Institute of the Arts, with a Bachelor of Fine Art. Using the paintbrush and pen to draw, Marco develops imagery about the urban landscape and the people that inhabit it. Producing a richly complex and experimental image, Marco goes into a neighborhood and shoots a spot, recontectualizing and collaging figures to create each paintings identity. City life, his culture, color/scale experimentation, and the working class have influenced his artwork. Splitting his time between painting and apparel design, Marco’s recent work can be seen in a variety of Van’s ads and collaboration projects as well as galleries up and down the west coast. You can see new works by Marco Zamora at “Desmadre: Fresh Latino Perspectives” May 14th at Vermillion Gallery Seattle.

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    Where are you from? What is your heritage?

    Pomona, California. I am Nicaraguan and Mexican.

    What is the medium that you most commonly work in?

    Ink and watercolor.

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    What tends to inspire you and your work?

    Everyday situations. People. Living. Riding. Work. Travel. Things. Memories.

    If it was not for art I would be………..?

    Damnn…….

    Do you have any artistic relatives? if so what do they do?

    I have one other cousin that makes paintings and others that are pursuing acting but everybody is creative in their own way.

    Is music part of your creative process? What do you listen to most?

    Honestly, I listen to everything it just depends on what I’m doing. But the last album I bought was Crystal Castles.

    What food most reminds you of home?

    Dang that’s hard, my parents would cook all the time and it would always be something new. From my mom I would have to say Tacos, and from my dad, Shrimp Cocktails.

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    When you are with family do speak mostly in english or espanol?

    English.

    What do you think could help raise the profile of young Latino artists here in America?

    For me, I don’t think of myself as a Latino artist. I am an artist. Make art, put yourself out there and keep pushing.

    Is there a connection between Latino artists here in the US and those throughout the hemisphere?

    Yes and no. Every artist is different and has a different experience and reason for making what they make.

    Anybody you would like to thank or acknowledge?

    My family, fiancé and friends for always supporting what I do.

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    You can see more of Marco Zamora’s arte at www.marcozamora.com

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    Robert Santiago

    Seattle based artist and half of Aloha Terrorists Robert Santiago. You can see new arte from Robert at “Desmadre: Fresh Latino Perspectives” May 14th at Vermillion Gallery.

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    Where are you from?
    Santa Barbara California

    What is your heritage?
    I am Chumash Yaki And Apache Indian on my fathers side, And Spanish on my Mothers Side.

    What is the medium that you most commonly work in?

    It has been acrylic and found materials.

    What tends to inspire you and your work?

    Time is upon me in this life and The Work I create are my survivors. They have the possibility to live longer than I will, Say more and express the time that a was given here.

    If it was not for art I would be………..?

    Lost

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    Do you have any artistic relatives? if so what do they do?

    My father is involved in Indian culture so a lot of crafts, My sister Nicole is a writer, My other sister Yvette is a great doodler, and her kids are following in her footsteps. My Wife is one of the most Rare, her art is connected to a greater consequence than your common artist.

    Is music part of your creative process?

    Yes

    What do you listen to most?

    People

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    What food most reminds you of home?

    chorizo and Eggs Bacon Tortillas Coffee gossip.

    When you are with family do speak mostly in english or espanol?

    English, Only a few people in my family are fluent in spanish

    What do you think could help raise the profile of young Latino artists here in America?

    Step out of your comfort zone and take a part in subjects that have nothing to do with you, learn and express your feelings ideas emotions whatever. If even one person understands the work than your on your way.

    Is there a connection between Latino artists here in the US and those throughout the hemisphere?

    Rice and Beans, Hot sauce

    Anybody you would like to thank or acknowledge?

    My Father for ruining my life and my Mother for trying to make it better. I would like to thank all those who did it wrong so I didn’t have to, and minha esposa bonita she is my sunshine that breaks through this everlasting rain shadow.

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    Desmadre “Arte Picante” tshirt

    black_desmadreteeNow available in a very limited run size is the Desmadre “Arte Picante” Tshirt.

    Desmadre is founded on the idea that as the world becomes more connected cultures will continually draw inspiration from disparate sources to create new modes of celebrating culture. For us the idea of mashing together the strong revolutionary traditions of Posada with D.I.Y ideals and a good dose of Taco Truck aesthetics defines what it is that makes Desmadre Arte Desmadre.

    Desmadre “Arte Picante” Tshirt
    Black print on a white 100% cotton Tshirt
    Available in S,M,L,XL
    $20usd (U.S. Shipping included)
    To purchase contact us at
    2fear2know(at)gmail.com
    for payment information

    Show your support for Desmadre’s further efforts to bring together emerging Latino artists here in the United States and throughout the hemisphere. All funds from the sales of this shirt will go towards enabling us to provide the very best event on May 14th at Vermillion Gallery.
    Special thanks DZUL Studio and Moksha for their support in making this possible

    Desmadre Arte is a collective effort by curators Jose Tapia and Damion Hayes and artist Julio Guerrero to showcase emerging artists who are incorporating traditional latino cultural themes within contemporary works. Our goal is to shed light on a growing movement amongst latino artists who are exploring and incorporating cultural roots while creating work that expresses the 21st century realities and complexities of life. To do this we are producing artshows that revolve around these themes as well as maintain the website (https://desmadrearte.wordpress.com) to showcase the artists we feel best represent these ideals. Our first show, Desmadre, will open May 14th, 2009 at Vermillion Gallery in Seattle, Wa.

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