Hinojosa studied at Texas Southmost College (TSC) in Brownsville, where she was mentored by TSC instructor George Truan, himself a celebrated Chicano artist. She continued her studies at the University of Texas, Austin (UTA), and interned with nationally known Austin illustrator Tom Curry while she developed her technique. In her paintings, Hinojosa employs a dry brush technique, and she follows the same style in Andaba perdida. This meticulous process, where a stippling is done with dry hog-haired brushes, allows the artist to achieve the patience and exacting resonance of her work. Combined with an approach to lighting that inverts the traditional use of white canvases in favor of dark canvases, Hinojosa’s style becomes closely linked to the subjects she paints. The composites of people and places drawn from her life along the Rio Grande Valley serve as enduring, important, and redemptive documents of life in an area that few understand.
Serie Project, Inc.
2003|Serigraph|22"x29"| Edition of 50