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Simaptia Por El Diablo

Los Gatos Gordos Scooter Club and
Desmadre Arte Present:

Simpatía Por El Diablo
A Dia De Los Muertos Celebration!

Where: LO-FI Performance Gallery 429 Eastlake Ave E.

Time: 9:00pm until 2am

Cover: $10 General Public, $5 Scooterists, Motorcycles, Mopeds.

We are celebrating Dia De Los Muertos and Halloween so bring your costume, Holmes!

So what’s going on, Ese?!

*A live art exhibit
curated by Desmadre Arte(https://desmadrearte.wordpress.com/about/)
featuring local Chicano artist:

*Julio Guerrero
https://desmadrearte.wordpress.com/2009/04/23/julio-guerrero/

A silent auction will be held to purchase one of the many fantastic pieces being created at this event.

Live Music:

Dirty Sidewalks
http://www.myspace.com/dirtysidewalks

Crimewave
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000394967717&ref=ts

and Kid Presentable

DJ’s:
*DJ Darwin from MADRAD will be spinning Cumbia for those familiar with this south of the border sound.

*Whittier BLVD DJ: Hefe bring back the lost but not forgotten sounds of this Los Angeles cruising past time. Expect to hear Latino oldies and funk classics.

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Jose “El Chepe” Annguiano

Jose Guadalupe Anguiano alias “El Chepe” traveling vagabond and gypsy-from the heart of Michoacán. I think my story is a lot like many other migrant children. I grew up in the west coast of this country I’ve lived in California, Wyoming, Oregon, Washington and Alaska. I currently work seasonal gigs in Alaska to fuel my art. I guess I lack words to tell people who i am. I live for art and those who exist for it.

El Chepe

El Chepe

Where are you from? What is your heritage?
I am from Zamora, Michoacán. I was born in Michoacán and my heritage is 100% mestiso.

What is the medium that you most commonly work in?
My medium is pen and ink including some brush.

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What tends to inspire you and your work?
What inspire me are the people around me even if it may be in a single conversation. Love work and wine and a woman who has green eyes fuel me. People’s art music, dance, anything that has the creative spark i find inspiration in.

If it was not for art I would be………..?
That’s a good question. I exist only to create art in this world, which is my purpose here. I cannot say where i would be if it was not for art, i dare not even imagine it.

Do you have any artistic relatives? If so what do they do?
A couple of primos back in California. One is a ska musician and the other a grupero musician, that’s it.

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Is music part of your creative process? What do you listen to most?
Hell yeah! When you need to get in the zone or i mean tap into the collective creative subconscious, i hope i spelled that right? There is nothing like a corrido or oldies or whatever as long as its there.

What food most reminds you of home?
Jalapenos, it might not be a food but i eat those things like cheetos, nameen.

When you are with family do speak mostly in English or Espanola?
Only Spanish my mother and father have lived in the states for more than 15 years and speak very broken Spanish I myself still have problems spelling the English language.

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What do you think could help raise the profile of young Latino artists here in America?
sticking together as a group and sharing our stories, building friendships and art. Our talent is here now; all we need to do is do like John Lennon said Come together right now (over Art).

Is there a connection between Latino artists here in the US and those throughout the hemisphere?
I think so; our passion for life is common all over the world we are known for this passion, and chilies, no pun intended.

Anybody you would like to thank or acknowledge?
Everyone who reads this, you the person who listens to the voice that is here speaking to you in type. Including a big up to Desmadre Crew. You know who you are. Viva Michoacán! Y tambien mi tio.

You can read more about El Chepe’s and see more of his work at www.anguiano1983.com

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Marka27

Marka27 is a prolific artist who is never confined to one medium. His graffiti has been seen in high profile galleries throughout the east and west coast and has shown along side artist such as Futura, and Sam Flores. His street murals/ graffiti have been published in several life style magazines and books, most recent “Graffit Planet”, “Burning New York” and “Graffiti L.A.”. Marka27 made his mark with his original “Audio Canvas” paintings with built in speakers, also his large speaker installations with legendary hiphop icons painted on the speaker boxes. The minigods are the latest manifestation from the restless mind of Marka27. The first indigenous urban vinyl. You can see new arte from Marka27 at “Desmadre: Fresh Latino Perspectives“.

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What is the medium that you most commonly work in?

Most commonly work with mix-medium of acrylics, latex, spraypaint, wood, speaker installations.

What tends to inspire you and your work?

My work is currently inspired by music, ancient cultures, and soulful use of colors, patterns and designs. I have love for nostalgic design elements from retro to 80’s pop culture that seems to find itself in subtle ways existing in my work.

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

A poor imitation of art.

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

My father was very artistic with his use of a belt. He swung that belt like Polock flings paint to canvas. My brother Julio Quiñonez is an amazing interior designer. My doughter Reina has mastered ducks, hearts, and our family portrait with crayons, markers, and water colors.

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

I listen to a wide range from Fela Kuti, Pharaoh Sanders, James brown, to Jay Dilla. Music is like red bull for my creative process without the gross after taste unless Im listening to some Bobby brown.

What food most reminds you of home?

Mole con Tortillas de Mais

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

With my mother only Spanish and a little English.

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

Have more people in the art market support Latino Artist.

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

Not sure to be honest I havnt traveled enough abroad to know.

Anybody you would like to thank or acknowledge?

My mama, wife and family, i el poderoso Jesus Christo.

You can see more of Marka27’s arte at http://www.marka27.com/

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Don’t Forget May 14th at Vermillion

Desmadre May 14th at Vermillion Gallery

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Jaime (germs) Zacarias

Jaime De Las Nalgas Zacarias aka germs…”the low-brown beaner markings of Chicano/lowbrow’s bastard child”. nuff said 🙂
You can see new works by Jaime (germs) Zacarias at “Desmadre: Fresh Latino Perspectives“.

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Where are you from? What is your heritage?

born and raised in the drug/crime infested streets of Los Angeles CA…haha…and currently works out of downtown LA….

What is the medium that you most commonly work in?

i prefer using acrylic…

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What tends to inspire you and your work?

environment, humor, american spirits, coffee….and you.

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

a janitor!

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

still searching for them…dont know who is responsible for this….

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

all…depends on mood…mostly just background noises.

What food most reminds you of home?

frijoles de la hoya con queso!

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

german….hahaha

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

just do it.

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

sure.

Anybody you would like to thank or acknowledge?

si…my parents…mom (rip)….friends.

You can see more of Jaime Zacarias arte at www.germs4u.com

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Mario Campos

Mario Campos from the farm lands of Sunnyside, WA to the art lands of Los Angeles. Yet he tells me “I work as a janitor at Harvard and at night I solve math problems”. You can see Mario’s arte at “Desmadre: Fresh Latino Perspectives” May 14th Virmillion Gallery Seattle.

Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez

Where are you from? What is your heritage?

I’m from Sunnyside, Washington. I’m Mexican American “country style”

What is the medium that you most commonly work in?

Spray cans and pencils are my weapons of choice. After that anything i can break, bend, twist, balance or throw.

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What tends to inspire you and your work?

The city, technology, La Raza and women

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

Waking up at 2 a.m. to go cut asparagus till 8 a.m. Then hit the cherries till 5p.m. and finish off my evening in a factory trying to keep my eyes open, and hands away from sharp objects. shout out to my hefita!

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

I’m very lucky, in my family we got the dopest pencil artists and Los Hermanos Campos. They were big in the 80s playing musica Norteña and even made an appearance on Johny Canales. Holla!!

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

As of today I have a “Narco Corrido” fetish. I like playing it loud and driving fast in downtown Los Angeles, but usually just beats by preemo or 4 second loops that play for hours.

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What food most reminds you of home?

Apples, pears, cherries, chavacanes and chicharones…

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

I speak English to the siblings, Spanish to the elders and we speak in “izzles” to code it up

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

First individuality. Second forums like this one, thanks again for giving me the opportunity to display my talents. I think its very important for young Latino artist to feel comfortable letting their culture shine uninhibited by American taboos.

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

We all grew up watching Don Francisco, El Chavo Del 8 and now we all got myspace but to go deeper. I’d like to think we all have the need to want to inspire other artist and a need to feel accepted in our own community.

Anybody you would like to thank or acknowledge?

Thank you for the invite, big ups to La Familia CAMPOS, De Cueramaro, Guanajuato, MEX.

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You can see more of Mario Campos’ work at www.mygiftismycurse.com/

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