El Velorio de Dona Mary/Mrs. Mary's Wake

30.00"W x 24.00"H x 1.3"D

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John Gascot


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: ethnic, caribbean, islands, puerto rico, latino, tradition, life, death, funeral, autobiographical

Media: acrylic, marker on canvas

Size: 30"W x 24"H x 1.25"D

Year Created: 2016

In Puerto Rico it is customary to hold wake vigils in the home of the deceased rather than funeral homes. This is a reflection on the first time I was taken to one by my mother as a child.

Latin American/Caribbean artist John Gascot spent the first twelve years of his life in Puerto Rico, a fact to which he attributes his love of bold color. While he creates in a variety of styles, Latin Pop paintings are his signature. He affectionately coined the style "Latin Pop" after years of unsuccessful attempts at categorizing the work as one genre or another. The series combines elements of Pop, Cubism and Folk and is flavored with a Latin/Global sensibility. His work is in various collections across the US and Europe. He is also a contributor to the Arts section of the Huffington Post.

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