Our new Downtown Featured Artist is a collection of talent from our local community colleges. The LACC Series was created for developing Community College artists, giving them an opportunity to be featured in Guisados' truly culturally diverse restaurant setting. Congrats to these selected artists!
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Amanda Coronel is a freelance illustrator and full time animation student attending East Los Angeles College. She is also a graduate from Arts High and has displayed her work in many group shows since she was in middle school. Recently she illustrated the book, “Being All of Me”, and was part of a group illustrated book called, “Tetrad”. She has always enjoyed using traditional mediums to create artwork ever since her first crayon and pencil. Influenced, from an endless amount of artists, most styles that inspire her work are surreal, fantasy, works from the great masters, and super hero comics. The painting “El Jardín”, comes from a cumulation of experiences from her surreal experience and various personal memories from Mexico. The depiction of the array of colors used in the oil painting were painted to give off an almost “dream like”, feel to it. The exaggerated characters in the painting are from people that were observed in her travels.
Edward Locke is an emerging studio artist currently taking an intermediate level acrylic painting course from Professor Christine Frerichs at East Los Angeles College. His artistic creation uses both traditional media (oil, watercolor, ceramics, sculpture, print-making, color pencils, and charcoal) and digital tools (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Painter, 3ds MAX and Maya).
Edward Locke tries to integrate impressionist and photo-realist techniques to create dream world
scenes and imaginary creatures, to express his ideals about a better world and to reflect the
physical and cultural realities.
Jason Perea is a 20 year old artist, photographer, designer, & musician who goes by the name of Donevan Trip. Growing up next to the city of Los Angeles in Boyle Heights gave him a glimpse of the fast city life while living in what began as a slow paced environment where culture & hope poured out from the people he grew up around. With the shadow of gentrification looming next door to his home, he uses the topics of hope, loneliness, abandonment, & interpersonal relationships as the muse for his work.
He sees past the superficial aspects of life & exploits the vulnerability of his images. Putting himself at risk of judgement & discern he confidently owns up to his work, claiming every detail to be intentional & deriving from a very deep place in his heart. Being the 1st generation in his family in America has forced him to create art that is rooted in both past, present, & future. Static & dynamic. Hopeful & hopeless. Despite his aggressive approach at art & his demeaning look on things, he remains open to change and holds on to the idea of hope like his now diminishing Latino community in Boyle Heights.