Artist: Jake Prendez
Life Goes On Oil on canvas
- Model: Jessica Lopez
Part of Mujeres Fuertes Series. This Painting represents earth and the Environment. She is mother earth. The shoe and nopal are a nod to the movie Wall-E but instead of a little plant growing out of a boot it's a nopal growing out a Chuck Taylor shoe (the most Chicano shoes out there)
About the Artist
Jake Prendez is a renowned Chicano artist exhibiting his art and lecturing across the country. He is the owner/co-director of the Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery.
His work is an amalgamation of his life experiences. It represents his Chicano background, his life lived back and forth from Los Angeles and Seattle, it represents love and heartbreak, oppression and resilience, laughter and tears.
His oil paintings and digital artwork are created with a specific focus on themes relating to Chicano and Indigenous culture, social justice, pop culture, and satire.