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National Museum of Mexican Art

Exhibition Detail
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Curated by: Cesáreo Moreno
1852 West 19th St.
Chicago, IL 60608


November 9th, 2012 - June 30th, 2013
 
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Chaz Bojórquez (b.1949, Los Angeles) is recognized as a pioneer in the U.S. street art movement by his iconic skeletal stencil of Señor Suerte created in 1969. He has taken influence from the proud and historic style of "cholo" writing used around his neighborhood, thus developing a style of his own. His formative studies were Chinese calligraphy under Master Yun Chung Chiang, ancient Mesoamerican Art at the University of Guadalajara, as well as painting, ceramics and sculpture at the Chouinard Art Institute. His artwork and voice on intellectualized graffiti continues to draw and inspire an international urban identity that informs today's global street art community.

Chaz Bojórquez (Los Ángeles, 1949) es reconocido como pionero en el movimiento de arte callejero en los Estados Unidos por su icónico esténcil del esqueleto del Señor Suerte creado en 1969. Ha sido influenciado por el legendario y orgulloso estilo “cholo” el cual era utilizado en su barrio mientras él desarrollaba un estilo propio. Sus estudios formativos incluyen: caligrafía china con el Maestro Yun Chung Chiang, arte prehispánico en la Universidad de Guadalajara, así como pintura, cerámica y escultura en el Instituto de Arte Chouinard. Su obra y su dialogo sobre el graffiti intelectualizado continúan captando la atención de una identidad internacional urbana que nutre informa a la comunidad global del arte callejero actual.


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