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This journey of discovery begins as a young man, singularly tagging the riverbeds of the L.A. River. He pioneered a West Coast aesthetic influenced by the proud and historic style of “cholo” writing used in his neighborhood – transforming a street language into fine art.
His world travels and pilgrimages to ancient cultures led to a broader understanding of who we are, thus igniting his art and voice to inspire an international urban identity. Today, an odyssey shared through virtual technology becomes the new world arena of creative street imagery and dialogue.
The National Museum of Mexican Art presents this special exhibition featuring the works of L.A. artist Chaz Bojórquez. He’s developed a unique style, inspired by the “Cholo” graffiti writing of his neighborhood, which is widely respected by street artists, writers and tattooists.