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Esteban Bojorquez

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Mr. Bends, 1990 - Present Mixed Media Assemblage 112 X 88 X 34 Inches © Esteban Bojorquez
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A Trip To Davy Jones Locker, 2011 Assemblage With Video Through Porthole 34 X 64 X 6 Inches © Esteban Bojorquez
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High And Dry, 2012 Assemblage 37 X 38 X 16 Inches © Esteban Bojorquez
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The Diving Bell, 2012 Assemblage - Antique 5 Gallon Gas Can, G.i.joe, Light Rings, Electrical Wire, Tuning Knob, Light Bulb, Faucet Handle 15 X 12 X 12 Inches © Esteban Bojorquez
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The Diving Bell, 2012 Assemblage - Antique 5 Gallon Gas Can, G.i.joe, Light Rings, Electrical Wire, Tuning Knob, Light Bulb, Faucet Handle 15 X 12 X 12 Inches © Esteban Bojorquez
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Whrilpool, 2012 Assemblage 52 X 53 X 53 Inches © Esteban Bojorquez
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Whrilpool - detail, 2012 Assemblage © Esteban Bojorquez
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Corporate Sea Monster, 2012 Assemblage 31 X 43 X 27 Inches © Esteban Bojorquez
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Corporate Sea Monster, 2012 Assemblage Detail © Esteban Bojorquez
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Catch Of The Day, 2012 Assemblage 120 X 32 X 32 Inches © Esteban Bojorquez
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Tunnel Of Love, 2012 Assemblage 21 X 48 X 28 Inches © Esteban Bojorquez
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Tunnel Of Love, 2012 Assemblage 21 X 48 X 28 Inches © Esteban Bojorquez
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Tunnel Of Love - detail, 2012 Assemblage © Esteban Bojorquez
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Shelter Shock, 2010 Mixed Media Assemblage 18' X 10' X 10' © 2010
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Shelter Shock detail, 2010 Mixed Media Assemblage © estebanbojorquez
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Shelter Shock detail, 2010 Mixed Media Assemblage © estebanbojorquez
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Shelter Shock, 2010 Mixed Media Assemblage Installation 18' X 10' X 10' © estebanbojorquez
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The Queen, 2010 Mixed Media Assemblage 148 X 24 Inches © estebanbojorquez
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Bottle Of Corks, Alien Skull, I've Been Everywhere, 2010 Mixed Media Assemblage © estebanbojorquez
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Road Trip, 2000 - 2010 Mixed Media Assemblage 72 X 72 X 9 Inches © estebanbojorquez
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Black Eye, 2008 Mixed Media Assemblage 26 X 16 X 15 Inches © estebanbojorquez
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Tin Man Tea Party, 2005 - 2010 Assemblage 60 X 41 X 14 Inches © estebanbojorquez
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Throne Of Horsepower, 2009 Mixed Media 92 X 45 X 45 © 2009
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The Winos Quilt, 2009 Mixed Media Assemblage 51 X 51 X 3 Inches © estebanbojorquez
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Catfish Eye, 2011 Mixed Media Assemblage 55 X 48 X 5 Inches © Esteban Bojorquez
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The House Next Door, 2012 Installation 87 X 39 X 49 Inches © Esteban Bojorquez
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Santa Monica, California
Birth year
1949
Lives in
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Statement

Artist Statement

Color, humor, texture, and my quixotic attempt at understanding the frantic, self important culture I find myself in are the components of my art. Working in a wide variety of media including assemblage, painting, sculpture, film, music and installation, my pieces are explorations of materials, techniques and the inherent ironies of life.

I collect and reconstruct the discarded refuse of our throwaway society, abstracting familiar objects into an often expansive scale. These once "needed" or "desired" objects, now cast away, send me on a journey of memory, nostalgia, or visceral reactions which lead me to a dreamscape that I hope others can connect to. For me each piece speaks to a spontaneous and unique experience.

- Esteban Bojorquez

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012. Artcade, Eggman & Walrus, Santa Fe, NM.

2011. Practical Nonsense, Changing Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.

2008. Sacred Ride, Shelter, Long Beach, Ca.

2008. Bojo 58, Mollusk, Venice, Ca.

1986-1992. The Chicken Shack, one acre environmental installation, Reseda, Ca.

Selected Exhibitions

2012.  New Mexico Showcase - Juried by Peter Frank, 516 ARTS, Albuquerque, NM

2011. Superheroes: Icons of Good, Evil & Everything in Between, 516 ARTS, Albuquerque, NM.

2011. Dia de los Muertos, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, NM.

2011. One Year Anniversary Show, Mirador Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.

2011. The Due Return, with Meow Wolf, Center For Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM.

2011. A Jazzy Way To End A Day, Tag and Juice, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2010. Outside: Esteban Bojorquez and Kai Bob Cheng, Main Gallery, California State University Northridge

2010. Art Shack, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, Ca.

2010. Swell, Nyehaus, Metro Pictures, New York, NY.

2010. One Night Stand, SITE, Santa Fe, NM.

2010. The Surf Story Project, Surfing Heritage Museum, San Clemente, Ca.

2009. Recycle Santa Fe Juried Art Exhibit, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, NM.

2009. Salon Mar Graff, Santa Fe, NM.

2008. Recycle Santa Fe Juried Art Exhibit, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, NM.

2008. Displacement, The Luggage Store, San Francisco, Ca.

2008. Opening Show, Mollusk, Venice, Ca.

2007. The Happening, Milk Gallery, New York, NY.

2006. Two Kooks and the King of Creedle, The Surf Gallery, Laguna Beach, Ca.

2004. Surf Culture, The Art History of Surfing, Milk Gallery, New York, NY.

2004. Surf Culture, The Art History of Surfing, The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

2003. Surf Culture, The Art History of Surfing, San Jose Museum Of Art, San Jose, Ca.

2003. Surf Culture, The Art History of Surfing, Contemporary Art Center Of Virginia, Va.

2003. Surf Culture, The Art History of Surfing, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hi.

2002. Surf Culture, The Art History of Surfing, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, Ca.

1999. Eve-o-lution, Rico Gallery, Santa Monica, Ca.

1999. Point Conception, Santa Barbara Contemporary Art Forum, Santa Barbara, Ca.

Public Arts Commissions

1984. Mural for the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, Figueroa Hotel,
Los Angeles, Ca.

Books - Catalogs - Film

New Mexico Showcase, Juried by Peter Frank, exhibit catalog, 2012

Superheroes: Icons of Good, Evil & Everything in Between, exhibit catalog, 2011

Satan's Handiwork, produced and directed by David Wharton, 2010

The Surf Story Project, by Robb Havessy, 2009

The Happening, exhibit catalog, 2008

Lap Steel Guitar, by Andrew Volk, 2003

Super X Media Combine, First Point Productions, 2003

Surf Culture: The Art History Of Surfing, Laguna Art Museum, 2002

Selected Publications

Juxtapoz: "Esteban Bojorquez" by M. Revelli, April 2012

Albuquerque Journal: "An overload of superb creation" by Wesley Pulkka, February 19, 2012

516 ARTS blogspot: "Studio Visit - Esteban Bojorquez" by Claude Smith and Rhiannon Mercer, February 14, 2012

Albuquerque Journal: "Show saves the world, one Superhero at a time" review by Wesley Pulkka, December 11, 2011

THE magazine: "Superheroes" review by Jon Carver, November 2011

Santa Fe Reporter: cover art, August 3-9, 2011

Santa Fe Downtown.com: "The Art of Upcycling" by Malissa Kullberg, March 2, 2011

Huffington Post: "Outside" review by Peter Frank, December 2010

C Magazine: "New Wave Surf Shacks" by Sally Schultheiss, May 2008

YBR Magazine: "The Motion Issue" Summer 2008

The Surfers Journal: "Fear of a Bland Planet: at home with Esteban Bojorquez" by Scott Huet, Vol.17 no.1, 2008

Rebel Rods: "Gas Can Boogie" by Steve Werner, February 2008

The Surfers Journal: "The Good, The Bad and The Stubby" Vol.15 no.2, 2006

O.C. Weekly: "Taste the Sand, Two Kooks and the King of Creedle" August 2006

Super X Media: "Bojorquez" by C. R. Stecyk, Vol.2 no.1 Summer 2002

Los Angeles Times: "A Dream Destroyed, A Fragile Vision" by David Wharton, July 3, 1992

Beach Culture: "Journey to the Chicken Shack" by Steve Barllotti, April/May 1990

Los Angeles Times: "Chicken Shack, That's Where It's At" by David Wharton, June 4, 1989