Víctor Gastelum

My imagery comes from things that are familiar to me, whether from personal experience or brought to me by history, the media, or pop culture. I like to mix iconography to create my own icons. I think that what I often do with my work is to highlight visually what seems outstanding to me. My work is an area where I have the opportunity to express myself without compromise. Someone once asked me what I thought my role as an artist in the community was: I think my role is to tell my part of the story to include the imagery of my Latino/American culture, subcultures, nationality, and interests, because my mix is unique and necessary for someone who is trying to get the whole picture of what is going on in this time and place.