“The first time I saw AOC was in 2019. She appeared in a viral video as a freshly elected congresswoman. She was wearing a beautiful purple suit and spoke to the house: “Let’s play a lightning round game. I’m gonna be the bad guy.” In the video AOC intelligently lays out the ethics of government during a very tumultuous time. Watching her strength and power was so inspiring I couldn’t help but fall in love. Since then I’ve been a follower of her and her ideas.”

Sergio Cristóbal Mata is a contemporary artist. He was born on January 8th 1992 in San Antonio, Tx. He is of Mexican American descent.

In 2017 one of Sergio’s paintings “Paint” went viral online gaining over 140k likes across Instagram, Facebook and Reddit combined.

In 2018 Sergio received a certificate from the New York Foundation For The Arts, mentoring with artist Ana Fernandez.

In 2019 Sergio’s art was featured in multiple San Antonio art institutions such as Centro De Artes and Artpace.

His newest art works are called “Digital Pop Portraits”, featuring portraits of celebrities like Princess Diana and Selena Quintanilla. For these new works, heaven and beauty are his artistic inspirations.

Artist’s Vision: I have a preference for portraits that show people who have changed the world for the better. I love the idea of “angels on earth”. I love beauty and kindness as well as strength. People with these qualities inspire me and my artwork. I want to open a window into heaven.

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