Changarrito with Joseph Silvas

Mar. 16, 2017

Mar. 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm Mar. 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Joseph Silvas outside Mexic-Arte with the changarrito cart
Joseph Silvas, RPPB Zine Volume 1, Digital booklet, 5.5″x 8.5″ folded, 2017

About the Artist

Joseph Silvas (b. 1992 in El Paso, TX) was born into a military family and lived in Oklahoma, Germany, Killeen, and Fort Hood, all before settling down in his parents’ hometown of San Antonio. After graduating from the Design and Technology Academy at Roosevelt High School, Silvas attended the University of the Incarnate Word to study Graphic Design. While still in school, he began showing and selling his work at pop-up art shows in 2013. Last year, Silvas opened up an art and design boutique/gallery in San Antonio called High Five Shop.

Artist Statement

“I draw most of my inspiration from Mexican American and San Antonio culture, because even though I didn’t grow up there, I loved visiting the city. It’s important to me to spread positivity and good vibes, so I try to create a lot of colorful, happy, fun, and cute things. Going to school for graphic design conditioned me to create designs that were perfect, precise, clean, and attention to detail which is why my work is very minimal. With minimalism, I like finding the important parts of a subject that are needed to communicate to viewers what that object is and leaving out excess things.”

Changarrito cart March 16th , 18th, & 19th

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.

Joseph Silvas featured his artwork on the Changarrito cart outside the Museum’s entrance on March 16th, 18th, and 19th, 2017.

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