The image titled “El Estudiante” (The student) is the first in a series of paintings that takes on a radical perspective on the game known as “Loteria” (Lottery). A popular culture Iconic game in Latin America, like BINGO (rather than numbers), reflects numbered cultural icons from everyday life; myths, social class, fruit, animals and music.
The Radical Loteria series will reflect modern popular culture icons and individuals associated with the struggle for social and political equality.
El ESTUDIANTE is a reflection of the not often represented “student activist.” We often think of students as studious or place them in an academic space but we hardly think of students in a critical or radical state outside of the classroom. El Estudiante shows a student demonstrating, fighting for his education and for those that have taught him to think critically.
Luis Genaro Garcia
Maya Angelou Community High School