Tuesday, July 21

EL DIABLO: The Date Farmers

Artwork by The Date Farmers echoes Mexican-American heritage rooted in California pop culture. Their paintings, collages and three-dimensional sculptures contain elements influenced by graffiti, Mexican street murals, traditional revolutionary posters, sign painting, prison art and tattoos. Indio, California natives Carlos Ramirez and Armando Lerma joined artistic forces in 1998. In 2001 they entered the Los Angeles gallery scene as the Date Farmers with a show at New Image Art Gallery. Since then, the pair has exhibitions in New York, Miami, LA, Chicago, and San Francisco. They have had International gallery exhibitions in Tokyo, London and Stockholm. They appeared at 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado for the Manifest Hope Gallery. The Date Farmers have just released a new print titled El Diablo (pictured above) it's a beautiful print portrayal of there work and is available in an edition of 50 HERE. (via)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Date Farmers have an fucking amazing installation at The Constant Gallery's group show "Desert Sexy" in LA. http://www.theconstantgallery.com/DesertSexy.html

R.U.D.E. said...

Thanx. I'm gonna have to make a trip over there ASAP!