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Luis Zaragoza - Moreno

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20130304184845-la_brea
La Brea, 2013 Charcoal/ Charcoal Pencils on Illustration Board 27.5" X 39.5"
20130304182230-vallejo_
Vallejo, 2010 Charcoal/ Charcoal Pencils on Illustration Board 27.5" X 39.5"
20130304182338-atantic
Atlantic, 2010 Charcoal/ Charcoal Pencils on Illustration Board 27.5" X 39.5"
20130304182656-randy
Randy, 2012 Charcoal/ Charcoal Pencils on Illustration Board 20" X 15"
20130304182749-griffin
Griffin, 2012 Charcoal/ Charcoal Pencils on Illustration Board 15" X 20"
20130304182857-pasadena
Pasadena, 2012 Charcoal/ Charcoal Pencils on Illustration Board 27.5" X 19.5"
20130304183011-mozart
Mozart, 2012 Charcoal/ Charcoal Pencils on Illustration Board 19.5" X 27.5"
20130304183107-broadway
Broadway, 2012 Charcoal/ Charcoal Pencils on Illustration Board 20" X 15"
20130304183219-molino
Molino, 2012 Charcoal/ Charcoal Pencils on Illustration Board 39.5" X 27.5"
20130304183256-colorado
Colorado, 2012 Charcoal/ Charcoal Pencils on Illustration Board 27.5" X 19.5"
20130304183436-los_angeles
Los Angeles, 2012 Charcoal/ Charcoal Pencils on Illustration Board 19.5" X 27.5"
20130304183926-5th
5th, 2012 Charcoal/ Charcoal Pencils on Illustration Board 27.5" X 19.5"
20130304184055-daly
Daly, Charcoal/ Charcoal Pencils on Illustration Board Charcoal/ Charcoal Pencils on Illustration Board 27.5" X 19.5"
20130304184215-hope
Hope, 2012 Charcoal/ Charcoal Pencils on Illustration Board 27.5" X 19.5"
20130304184329-raymond
Raymond, 2012 Charcoal/ Charcoal Pencils on Illustration Board 27.5" X 19.5"
20130304184515-barranca
Barranca, 2012 Charcoal/ Charcoal Pencils on Illustration Board 27.5" X 39.5"
20130304184657-san_pedro
San Pedro, 2012 Charcoal/ Charcoal Pencils on Illustration Board 19.5" X 27.5"
20130305044710-3_the_puncture
The Puncture, 2011 Ball Point Pen & Charcoal on Paper 24” X 18”
20130305045034-4_de_-_feat_
De-feat, 2011 Ball Point Pen & Charcoal on Paper 9" X 12"
20130305045135-5_center_stage
Center Stage, 2011 Ball Point Pen & Charcoal on Paper 9" X 11"
20130305045307-6_intermission
Intermission, 2011 Ball Point Pen & Charcoal on Illustration Board 39.5" X 27.5"
20130305045525-6_intermission_close_up
Intermission - Close Up, 2011 Ball Point Pen & Charcoal on Illustration Board 39.5" X 27.5"
20130305045644-6_the_first_law
The First Law, 2011 Ball Point Pen & Charcoal on Paper 18" X 24"
20130305045851-7_the_second_law
The Second Law, 2011 Ball Point Pen & Charcoal on Paper 18" X 24"
20130305050022-8_the_third_law_-_part_1
The Third Law Part 1, 2011 Ball Point Pen & Charcoal on Paper 24" X 18"
20130305050209-8_the_third_law_-_part_2
The Third Law - Part 2, 2011 Ball Point Pen & Charcoal on Paper 24" X 18"
20130305050451-8_the_third_law_-_part_3
The Third Law - Part 3, 2011 Ball Point Pen & Charcoal on Paper 24" X 18"
20130305050559-9_exit_stage_left
Exit Stage Left, 2011 Ball Point Pen & Charcoal on Paper 18" X 24"
20130305050700-10_circumvent
Circumvent, 2011 Ball Point Pen & Charcoal on Paper 18" X 24"
20130511234146-newtons_chair
Newton's Chair, 2011 Charcoal, Charcoal Pencils on Illustration Board 39.5" X 27.5"
20130511234348-gilbert_s_ottoman_small
Gilbert's Ottoman, 2012 Charcoal, Charcoal Pencil on Illustration Boards 39.5" X 27.5"
20130511234619-kubricks_camera
Kubrick's Camera, 2013 Charcoal, Charcoal Pencils on Illustration Board 27.5" X 39.5"
20130608053929-fragile
Fragile , 2013 Ball Point Pen, Conte White Pencil on Paper. 24" X 18"
20130608054022-thinker
Thinker, 2013 Ball Point Pen, Conte White Pencil on Paper. 24" X 18"
20130608054212-poise
Poise, 2013 Ball Point Pen, Conte White Pencil on Paper. 16" X 12"
Quick Facts
Birth year
1981
Lives in
Los Angeles
Schools
self taught
Tags
Charcoal. Pastels, ball point pen, surrealism
Artist Statement

 

My work explores the theme of using a void for the background. I feel that my ideology comes from observing that we live in this highly stimulating environment that we tend miss all the little details in the world. There are things that we will only see once and if its not Facebook or Twitter worthy it will go undocumented, disregarded in our minds. We're nothing more then the memories that we create and hold on to. 

I like to think I capture something worth thinking about and the void surrounding my   subject is my ringmaster that tells the viewer where to look.



 

Series - "the Invisible Men"

Luis Moreno began drawing his Invisible Men series after taking an eight-year sabbatical from drawing. The self-taught artist from Alhambra, CA, began the series with Vallejo, a homeless man pushing two shopping carts full of his belongings.

Moreno’s series forces the cognitive dissonance of confronting the unspoken reality that we live in a society that willingly abandons others. Issues of social justice and inequity flood this series, and the viewer recalls the faces of homeless men and women on city streets so commonly walked. Moreno dramatically captures lone figures throughout downtown Los Angeles, telling their story with one of art’s earliest mediums, charcoal. Scholars believe that early cave paintings were drawn with charcoal: a simple art utensil made from burnt sticks.

The medium and the message of Moreno’s work can only be viewed as intentional. Prehistoric survival and Social Darwinism are smudged into these illustrations as the artist dares to acknowledge those who society chooses to ignore.

Moreno’s artistic process begins with going outside and taking photographs throughout downtown Los Angeles and Los Angeles County. His subjects are not exoticized but humbly depicted as nomadic travelers and forgotten men who are judged with cold black and white societal standards, but whose untold stories exist in the grey hues on the page.

-Dulcinea Art Gallery