Homage to J. C. Orozco, 2010
20” x 22”, Edition of 50
Born in Mexico City in the mid-fifties and a San Franciscan for over twenty years, Enrique Chagoya’s multilayered imagery is a conceptual fusion of opposite cultural realities. Chagoya juxtaposes images in absurd and humorous ways, often referencing pre-Columbian mythology, Catholic symbolism, pop culture, and art history, to comment on the changing nature of culture. Chagoya is Associate Professor of Art at Stanford University, where he received the Dean’s Award in the Humanities in 1998. His work is shown internationally and is in the collections of the LA County Museum of American Art, The Whitney Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art (NYC), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library, and others.