Chilean artist based on Brazil

Art has to be political

Cheo González grew up in a dark time, where the few media outlets were dominated by the state and the social order was commanded by one of the bloodiest dictatorships in recent history. The mark left by this context can be clearly seen in his painting, influenced by the popular forms of communication at the time, such as graffiti or wall posters. But also because of the spirit of protest that is always seen in his work, whether talking about the rights of sexual minorities or repudiating the theocratic pretensions of ultra-conservative groups.

In a time of destruction, create something.

Maxine Hong Kingston