Thursday, December 13, 2007
More XicanOsmosis | The Date Farmers
The Date Farmers are "Carlos Ramirez and Armando Lerma of Coachella Valley... [their] collaborative art, collage drawings, and words on discarded signs...is reminiscent of Mexican Revolutionary posters ala/Pancho Villa, as if Cesar Chavez is knocking on our door. Ramirez and Lerma explore the essential reality of the roots of California past and present culture. Their art depicts Mexican American religious icons and their style resembles prison art. Ramirez’s and Lerma’s lettering is strong in a low-rider tradition of bold signage. This is a show not to be missed." [source]
You can see an eye-full of their art at fecalface.com. Like Culture Clash and Gilbert Hernandez, Ramirez/Lerma's visions and nightmares fuse the semiotic miasma and riches of Mexico and the United States--not osmosis, but XicanOsmosis.