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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Hector Silva

Armed with a pencil and a piece of paper, Hector Silva is a self-taught Los Angeles artist who creates incredible works of arts depicting Chicano, queer and prison culture as well as the traditional religious iconography of his Ocotian birthplace.  His work ranges from the sexually graphic to prolific.  After being discovered by Lucille Ball in 1984, Mr. Silva continued his career as a commercial artist by working in the film industry, gallery shows and winning awards for his work.  Hector also works in oil, acrylic and photographic mediums.  I chose Hector Silva as the artist I’d like to feature in my project because not only does his work hold value ascetically it is also necessary in today's political and social climate.  

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