“I paint in the styles of fauvism, expressionism, realism and abstract. In the beginning of my career I drew inspiration from iconic figures of the Mexican Revolution and the Golden Age of Cinema, promoting our rich and colorful culture. Lately, I have been focusing on creating abstract paintings that represent emotion, melodies and musical compositions. To enhance this work I compose songs with my electric guitar using latin rhythms such as rancheras, boleros, cumbias, rock and even heavy metal.
In music, the major chords produce sounds considered happy, powerful and epic. While minor chords create romantic, melancholic and sad emotions. I translate these sentiments with a visual language using primary and secondary colors to transmit energy and vibration to the viewer while suggesting a narrative.”

His work will be featured this month at Centro Cultural Aztlan in the group exhibition titled Midsummer Solstice: A Celebration of Life, Balance and Renewal.

In celebration of their 47th anniversary, Centro Cultural Aztlan presents El Gran Día de los Artistas on Saturday, July 20, 2024 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm. This free indoor community event features live music and poetry performances, an artisan market, and fine art exhibit. Centro Cultural Aztlan was founded in June of 1977, and you are invited to join the celebration of 47 years of community arts programming in San Antonio.

The event features:
In Galería Expresión I — Midsummer Solstice: A Celebration of Life, Balance and Renewal, a group exhibition featuring works by:
Sergio Angel Ruiz, Richard Arredondo, Rita Maria Contreras, Celeste De Luna, Mónica Estrada-Saldaña, Oscar A. Galván Jr., Noé Garza, Dolores Jarvis, Debi Lively, Armando Martinez, Angelica Mayorga, Angel Moreno, Mauro Murillo, Alexandra Nelipa, Adriana Netro, Denise Pérez, Lenise Pérez-Miller, Kathleen Baker Pittman, Angelina Pliego, Martin Emmanuel Rangel, Raul Servín, Sarah Shore, Anita Valencia, Michael Villanueva, Monica De La Cruz Walker, Robert Wilkens, Liliana Wilson, and Theresa Ybáñez.


In Galería Expresión II — The Project: MASA Cosmic Couture Portrait Collection by Luis Valderas The event also features:
12:00-1:00pm Live music performance by Gelina
12:00-6:00pm Artisan market showcasing original and unique works by local artists and artisans 12:00-6:00pm Live painting and art demonstrations
3:00-4:00pm Live music performance by Liza Ybarra
4:00-5:00pm Live music performance by Armando Martinez
5:00-6:00pm Live poetry performances by the Jazz Poets of San Antonio
We hope that you and your family will join us in celebrating this special milestone for our organization and our community.
For more information, please call Centro Cultural Aztlan M-Th. 10am to 4pm at 210-432-1896 or come by Centro Cultural Aztlan’s office located in the Deco Building at 1800 Fredericksburg Road, Suite 103.