Changarrito with Joseph Silvas

Mar. 16, 2017

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

Cover image artwork: (Closeup) Joseph Silvas, Famous Artists, Vinyl Sticker, 3″x 3″, 2016

419 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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About the exhibition

Thursday, March 16
1pm – 6pm

Saturday, March 18
12pm – 5pm

Sunday, March 19
12pm – 5pm

Changarrito is an art vending cart, conceptualized by artist Maximo Gonzalez as an alternative pop up art gallery. Faithful to their original, informal spirit, Changarritos exist throughout the world, evolving as forums for the sale of original artwork to the general public, presentation of public programs, special curatorial projects, individual and collective exhibitions.

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.”