Javier Cintron - Puerto Rican Contemporary Artist | 7 Images

 

Puerto Rican/Nuyorican artist Javier Cintron (born: Puerto Rico 1967), who for years divided his time between Puerto Rico and New York City, frequently combines printing, collage and watercolor techniques to create eye-catching art works reflecting his cultural ties to his Puerto Rican homeland as well as his island and mainland experiences as an individual struggling to define himself while traveling between the two and living in both. He sees the airplane, which frequently recurs in his work, as an icon representing his Nuyorican identity pulling him between two places. Another frequently recurring metaphor is the Goya brand food label, a symbol of his Puerto Rican/Latino roots.

Cintron studied fine arts in the Dominican Republic, restoration of works on paper and mural techniques at La Escuela de Churrubusco in Mexico City, and printmaking at Escuela de Artes Plasticas, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and at the Parsons School of Design.

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Our Lady of 14th Street, watercolor, crayon, pencil on canvas, 1998
Our Lady of 14th Street, watercolor, crayon, pencil on canvas, 1998
Untitled, fabric, sequins, food labels, 2002
Untitled, fabric, sequins, food labels, 2002
Puerto Rican Hen and American Rooster, mixed media and food labels
Puerto Rican Hen and American Rooster, mixed media and food labels
Puerto Rican Hen and American Rooster, detail
Puerto Rican Hen and American Rooster, detail
Airplane Series 01, watercolor, print, food labels, 2001
Airplane Series 01, watercolor, print, food labels, 2001
Airplane Series 02, watercolor, print, food labels, 2001
Airplane Series 02, watercolor, print, food labels, 2001
Airplane Series 03, watercolor, print, food labels, 2001
Airplane Series 03, watercolor, print, food labels, 2001