• Mexican Paintings, Lowriders, and Nachos Transformed into Piñata-Inspired Sculptures by Justin Favela

    1 month ago - By Colossal

    “Fridalandia” (2017), paper, glue and found objects, installation at the Denver Art Museum, photo by Mikayla Whitmore
    Justin Favela creates colorful artworks that center around his identity as a queer Latinx artist living in the Southwestern United States. The artist's piñata-inspired pieces reference his Mexican and Guatemalan heritage and explore elements associated with his family, pop culture, food dishes, and the art world. Each life-size installation or colorful nature-based “painting” is constructed by layering multi-colored cut paper or using the papier-mâché technique seen on the...
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