Jun. 1, 2015 @ 12:00 pm – Jun. 3, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
About the Artist
Daniel Cobos was raised in the Rio Grande Valley and studied Fine Arts at the University of Texas-Pan America (B.F.A. 2009). Similar to Spanglish, which combines the languages of English and Spanish, Daniel layers his drawings combining the use of old techniques with newer unrefined elements. He creates a dialogue through his work that is similar to that of an old man ranting about his life; instead of the artwork bringing answers, it poses more questions. Daniel is highly influenced by the sense of isolation that the Valley (McAllen, Edinburg, Pharr, and Harlingen) offers and its disconnection from Mexico. His work draws from the idea of a “Limbo Town” (Edinburg, TX) with its ever-present silence and its “Guia” (Guide) so familiar, yet so remote, crossing past the Falfurrias check point from Mexico into a further and deeper section of the United States. His work is similar to a forgotten journal, found in the “Buffer Zone” (the area from the U.S. and Mexican Border to the Falfurrias check point), depicting images of someone’s attempts at producing fine art that captures the perspective of an isolated existence in this region of Texas. His work invites the viewer not to find answer, but to take a closer look at this confusion for the pure delight of gazing at the art.
Changarrito Cart June 14
Artists have the opportunity to sell their art on the Changarrito cart in front of the Museum (or an offsite location, as representative for the Museum during various Austin festivals). Changarreando expands the reach of the artist by presenting their gallery online, while allowing the option to sell merch over Instagram and receive 100% of the sale.
Daniel Cobos was at the Mexic-Arte Museum featuring his artwork on the Changarrito cart right outside the Museum’s entrance on June 14, 2015.