Carlos Frésquez

I have always tended to work in a grouping or in a series. My art is a body of work that combines our past with the present. The duality of Chicanismo is truly what is most inspiring. I am inspired by Picassos in the museums and the placas on the streets. The fusing of pop art with arte popular is what assists me to combine "isms" (expressionism, etc.) with "ismos" (carnalismo, etc.). Chicanismo allows us to accept our history but also gives us a new reality to deal with the present and the future.