The City of West Hollywood marked the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15, 2022. This is a time to celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of Hispanic Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
The city highlighted digital art by artist CAME Moreno for National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Carlos Alberto Moreno Escobedo He is a Mexican plastic artist known in the art world as Came Moreno. Born in Mexico City, he began his training in the world of art from a very young age, taking courses to develop creativity, watercolor, drawing and painting.
At the same time taking some workshops on experimental drawing, creativity, Advertising, photography, fashion design, graphic design, drawing of the human figure, painting, mixed media, Graffiti, watercolor where finally through the experimentation of various techniques begins to generate a style, linear, geometric, colorful, Abstract, developing a particular style.
He made a specialty in Creative Visualization at the University of Communication in CDMX where he began to integrate contemporary elements to his work such as Stencil, Spray, Acrylic, Stickers, posters, creation of characters integrating all street culture to his art.
Came Moreno’s work talks about the duality of space-time, between the earthly and the spiritual that exists in life. Through his compositions, he captures his conception of the world, which allows him to create a colorful aesthetic atmosphere representing energy through his imaginary.
Artwork title: Amazon Indigenous Women
Artwork medium: Painting
Artist’s Statement: This work was inspired by a 25-year-old woman from the Amazon named Samela Satera Mawe. She is an indigenous activist and a Biology student, she believes that if the jungle dies, her Amazon tribe will too. She fights for the rights of the jungle and the community. Within the work there are elements of great universal symbolism such as the snake, the sun, the moon, the different chromatic colors with organic elements.
On January 5, 2022, the Arts Division, in partnership with the Communications Department and Community & Legislative Affairs Division, released a request for proposals for digital 2D artworks to represent various multicultural holidays throughout the year. The deadline to respond to the call to artists was March 2, 2022, which was then extended to March 31, 2022. The City received 22 proposals in response to holidays listed in the call to artists. The selected artworks will be shared on the city’s social media channels and website.
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