Juan Miguel Ramos, Virtual Tejanos
Juan Miguel Ramos received his BFA and MFA from The University of Texas at San Antonio. He is also a musician (currently a member of Sexto Sol) and co-founder of San Anto Cultural Arts. In his work, he uses a Sharpie marker to depict Mexican Americans as he sees them in life, not as characters, but as “the likenesses of actual friends and acquaintances from photographs I have taken”. In this kind of documentary fashion he portrays his subjects as complex and layered, as “pocho, Tejano, indigenous, mainstream american, mexican, punk rocker, and xicana/o all at once.