Catch of the Day,

John Valadez

Oil on Canvas | Óleo sobre tela
152.4 x 91.4 cm (60 x 36 in)
Collection of Zoë A. Díaz | Colección Zoë A. Díaz
Photo courtesy of the artist | Imagen cortesía del artista

Artist’s Statement

This painting is part of a series of works that are based on my interest in the city, the county of Los Angeles, and the Pacific Ocean that borders the west and southwest edge geographically. The series includes the contrasting landscapes, the beauty of the waters, myths, threats, symbolism, potential allegories, and our urban human interactions with the ocean.