La Junta | The Gathering
By Abel Alejandre
A selection of painting, drawing, woodcut, and linocut prints from a twelve year span.
The book is in Spanish and English.
About the author:
Abel Alejandre is an international artist who works with several mediums including film, painting, drawing, and printmaking. He immigrated to Los Angeles in 1975 from Apatzingán, Michoacán, Mexico with his mother and his sibilings. In 1984, Alejandre painted his first mural for the Los Angeles 1984 Olympics. More recently, he completed a film documentary called “Resurrected Histories: Voices from the Chicano Arts Collectives of Highland Park”.
Although, most of his work deals with issues of masculinity, Alejandre also deals with contemporary: culture, class, politics, and race. He uses his art as a buffer between himself and the world. Alejandre creates aesthetically inviting work on the surface, underneath, he confronts his own issues with his emotional experiences and his understanding of the human experience. Alejandre’s work is a personal experiential journey with himself, his viewers, and his art.
Paperback: 72 pages
Publisher: Artmaker Studio (August 19, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 0.2 inches