Artist, Txutxo Perez
His works were also shown in Japan, Nicaragua, Cuba, and the southwestern United States. He sat on both the Student Board of Directors and the Diploma Commission of the National School of Art (ENAP) of the Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM); he worked as a high school art teacher; he contributed artwork and commentary to a variety of Mexican publications; and he collaborated on several film, video, radio, and theatre projects throughout the 1980's.
"I take an image from the media which I manipulate and put in context with another image. It's a confrontation between two images. My work as an artist is to make clear what is in between."
Pop Art with a Twist
Mr. Perez is one of the leading pop-graphic artists in the burgeoning Mission District in San Francisco. His works reflect on an urban experience, often juxtaposing a wide range of printed elements he finds around town. These found materials then take a character of their own, once they are transformed into a print screen. His works are reminiscent of Andy Warhol, but take Andy’s concepts into the 21st century while adding a Chicano twist.
Jesus began his career as an artist in the late seventies. From then until 1990, he participated in several dozens of collective art shows, mural projects, and solo exhibits throughout Mexico.