Gabriel García Román
Bryant St @ 24th St in San Francisco, CA
This is the current digital outside Galerie de la Raza.
“In Queer Icons, Gabriel García Román’s most recent body of work, he seeks to aggrandize the image of many in the Queer/Trans communities of Color through a personal and introspective series of photographic and mixed-media works. The subjects in the series are drawn from many facets of the gender and queer spectrum, and these images give visibility to a population that’s generally under-represented in the art world.
Finding inspiration in portraiture styles of Renaissance, Flemish and Christian Orthodox paintings, the series aims to elevate these multi-dimensional, powerful and proud contemporary figures. Applying a chine-collé technique to the photogravure process, the artist transmutes his subjects into icons, dovetailing textured collage and photography into one-of-a-kind prints. Though the depth of light in the prints gets flattened in the process, this repositions the portrayed “outsiders” as central to the narrative, just like saints—figures that are inherently worthy of attention, emulation, and storytelling.”
This is a quote from Galeria de la Raza website. See other murals they have curated and read about the board.