Carlos Donjuan / Academia vs. Streets

March 19, 2010 at 01:07 Leave a comment

Carlos Donjuan is Mexican American painter who will receive his Masters degree in art in May 2009. Donjuan’s paintings explore the tension between his Mexican roots and American cultures that he has experienced since moving to this country. Some of the ideas that Donjuan encounters are Catholicism vs. politics, illegal immigrants vs. U.S. citizenship, graffiti vs. the law, and academia vs. the streets. Portraits embedded with clues, symbols, and text creates a narrative about the ideas and struggles that Donjuan is trying to convey in his paintings. He creates his work with the skills that he has as a graffiti artist mixed with techniques that he has gained through painting.


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