Southwest ‘casta’ paintings spotlight race, popular culture

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Southwest ‘casta’ paintings spotlight race, popular culture

Border artist Claudio Dicochea explains one of the paintings in his “Acid Baroque” exhibit on display at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Scottsdale, Ariz., through May 20. These and other works by the 45-year-old Dicochea give a contemporary psychedelic spin to the colonial “casta” or caste paintings first created in 18th century Mexico, taking us to the crossroads of colonialism and modern day popular culture as he examines the concept of “mestizaje,” or mixed identity.

Southwest ‘casta’ paintings spotlight race, popular culture

Border artist Claudio Dicochea explains one of the paintings in his “Acid Baroque” exhibit on display at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Scottsdale, Ariz., through May 20. These and other works by the 45-year-old Dicochea give a contemporary psychedelic spin to the colonial “casta” or caste paintings first created in 18th century Mexico, taking us to the crossroads of colonialism and modern day popular culture as he examines the concept of “mestizaje,” or mixed identity.
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