El Mosco,

César A. Martínez 

Acrylic on muslin | Acrílico sobre muselina
71.1 x 71.1 cm (28 x 28 in)
Collection of Dr. Raphael Guerra and Sandra Castro-Guerra | Colección de Dr. Raphael Guerra y Sandra Castro-Guerra
Photo courtesy of the artist | Imagen cortesía del artista

Artist’s Statement

El Mosco is from what I call the Bato/Pachuco Series: portrait-like paintings of Mexican-American Chicano characters brought back to life from my memories of growing up among them. Sources, besides my memory, are pictures I collect from publications and especially obituary pictures.