Chihuahua by Ismael Castro
Artist: Ismael Castro
Medium: Paint and spray paint on pre-printed banner
Description: Ismael is an artist in Mexico who comes to Arizona to sell his artwork at the Art One Gallery in Scottsdale. This particular piece involves a pre-printed banner for a beer ad which he acquired off the street. He then embellished it with spray paint and brush paint in order to create this vivid image. His style is reminiscent of the 80s pop artist who were taking anything and everything in order to create art (such as Jean Michael Basquiat).