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Jose Carrillo, El Taquero

Artist(s):
"Jose Carrillo, El Taquero" portrays the artist’s father, a taco vendor, in the uniform he wears during his daily Metro commute. Emphasizing the subject’s weary face and soiled apron, the admiring portrait gives a voice to the hardworking immigrant community where the artist was raised and thrived.

Project Description

Jose Carrillo, El Taquero portrays the artist’s father, a taco vendor, in the uniform he wears during his daily Metro commute. Emphasizing the subject’s weary face and soiled apron, the admiring portrait gives a voice to the hardworking immigrant community where the artist was raised and thrived.

About the Artist

Mexican artist JAVIER CARRILLO’s portraits are inspired by the working-class Los Angeles neighborhood where he grew up. He was introduced to painting through Art Division, a nonprofit program for underserved youth. Today, his work is exhibited at local galleries that include Craig Krull Gallery in Santa Monica.