Ernesto Yerena Montejano- Hecho Con Ganas

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  • Turtle Island Ganas Collage Stencil Original Painting by Ernesto Yerena Montejano- Hecho Con Ganas

    Ernesto Yerena Montejano- Hecho Con Ganas Turtle Island Ganas Collage Stencil Original Painting by Ernesto Yerena Montejano- Hecho Con Ganas

    Turtle Island Ganas Collage Original One of a Kind Sprayed Paint Stencil Painting Artwork on Cotton Rag Art Paper by Street Art Pop Culture Artist Ernesto Yerena Montejano- Hecho Con Ganas. 2022 Signed Original Spray Paint Painting Size 20.5"x26.5" Hand Spray Painted Stencils on 100% Cotton Rag Paper Hand Deckled Edges Signed and Numbered by Ernesto Yerena Montejano 1-Off The Artistic Expression of "Turtle Island Ganas Collage" by Ernesto Yerena Montejano Ernesto Yerena Montejano is an artist deeply rooted in the cultural crossroads of street pop art and graffiti artwork. His piece, "Turtle Island Ganas Collage," is a vibrant celebration of cultural identity, resilience, and the spirit of resistance. This original one-of-a-kind sprayed paint stencil painting on cotton rag art paper encapsulates the ethos of Montejano's artistic vision—Hecho Con Ganas, or "made with effort and desire." Signed by the artist, this 20.5"x 26.5" artwork reflects Montejano's commitment to creating pieces that are not only visually captivating but also imbued with social and political commentary. Symbolism and Technique in Montejano's Work In "Turtle Island Ganas Collage," Montejano employs the turtle, a creature revered in many indigenous cultures for carrying the world on its back, as a central figure symbolizing the earth and the interconnectedness of life. The term "Turtle Island" is a name for the North American continent used by several Native American tribes, and its inclusion in the title ties the piece to themes of heritage and land. Montejano's choice of materials—100% cotton rag paper with hand-deckled edges—complements the organic subject matter, grounding the piece in tradition and craftsmanship. The hand-sprayed stencils create a sharp contrast characteristic of graffiti art, while the intricate details and layering echo the complexities of pop art imagery. Ernesto Yerena Montejano's Contribution to Street Pop Art Montejano, a Mexican-American artist, contributes to the rich tapestry of street pop art through works like "Turtle Island Ganas Collage," which speak to identity, community, and activism issues. His work often reflects the experiences of the borderlands between the United States and Mexico, serving as a visual commentary on the socio-political landscape. By integrating motifs from indigenous and Chicano culture, Montejano bridges the past with the present, creating a dialogue between historical narratives and contemporary issues. His artwork transcends the traditional boundaries of street art, offering a narrative that is both universal and deeply personal. Through his art, Montejano invites viewers to engage in broader conversations about social justice, heritage, and the human condition, solidifying his place in the pantheon of street pop art and graffiti artists.


  • Peace Fingers Geometric Setup Original Stencil Painting by Shepard Fairey x Ernesto Yerena Montejano

    Shepard Fairey- OBEY Peace Fingers Geometric Setup Original Stencil Painting by Shepard Fairey x Ernesto Yerena Montejano

    Peace Fingers Geometric Setup Original Stencil Painting by Shepard Fairey x Ernesto Yerena Montejano One of a Kind Artwork on Cotton Rag Paper by Street Art Pop Artist. 2022 Signed Spray Paint Stencil Original Painting Size 20.5x26.5 Ernesto Yerena Montejano- Hecho Con Ganas x Shepard Fairey- Obey Hand Spray Painted with Stencils on 100% Cotton Rag Paper Setup Sheet 1 of 1 Signed by Shepard Fairey in 2021 Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity Hecho Con Ganas publishing chop in lower left corner. first to make sure all the stencil This piece is one of a kind. I painted this separations where working correctly. This piece is super clean with solid paint colors. Meaning there is NO collage stencils no acrylic medium embossing that the final VSE edition had in it. 26.5x20.5 inches


Ernesto Yerena Montejano- Hecho Con Ganas> Pop Artist Graffiti

Ernesto Yerena Montejano: Artistic Voice for Social Change

Ernesto Yerena Montejano, also known by his studio name Hecho Con Ganas, is a prominent figure whose work has created significant ripples in street pop art and graffiti artwork. Born on November 17, 1981, in El Centro, California, a town that borders Mexicali, BC, MX, Montejano's cross-national upbringing has deeply influenced his art practice. His works reflect his observations and interactions between the Mexican communities on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Montejano's identity as a Mexican-American artist and his commitment to social change drive his bold designs and powerful messages. His art is a fusion of cultural symbols and modern-day commentary, often highlighting the struggles and experiences of Chicano and indigenous peoples. He is recognized for his visually striking artwork and activism, which is deeply rooted in his identity and personal experiences​​​.

Activism Through Art: The Hecho Con Ganas Initiative

In 2008, Montejano embarked on an endeavor that would define much of his career: the Hecho Con Ganas publishing project. This initiative aimed to create politically and socially conscious images produced as limited edition silkscreen prints. The project is a testament to his ability to translate complex social and political messages into visual art that resonates with a diverse audience. His activism was further exemplified by his role as the founder and curator of the Alto Arizona Art campaign in 2010,. As a founding member of the, We Are Human campaign, both of which aim to promote social justice through artistic expression. The artwork produced under the Hecho Con Ganas label is characterized by its vibrant use of color and geometric shapes, a style inspired by California's psychedelic art movement and Montejano's cultural heritage. His graphic design practice is not merely about creating aesthetically pleasing images; it's about bringing attention to the issues faced by Indigenous and Brown communities, using art as a tool for advocacy, and bringing about societal change​.

The Cultural Tapestry of Montejano's Artwork

Ernesto Yerena Montejano's work is a cultural tapestry that weaves together the narratives of those who are often marginalized. By infusing his artwork with culturally significant and politically charged symbols, he offers commentary on identity, struggle, and resilience. His pieces often serve as a visual form of resistance and empowerment, capturing the essence of street pop art and graffiti as mediums for voicing dissent and rallying communities. Montejano's artistry goes beyond the canvas; it embodies the voice of the voiceless. Through Hecho Con Ganas, he challenges viewers to confront social injustices and recognize the power of community and collective action. His works are displayed on gallery walls and in the streets, where they become part of the urban landscape, accessible to all and sundry. In the world of street pop art and graffiti, Ernesto Yerena Montejano stands out as an artist who captures the zeitgeist of our times and shapes it. His dedication to blending artistic practice with social activism makes his work a powerful instrument for change, a beacon of hope and strength for communities fighting for their rights and identity. Through his art, Montejano continues to inspire and provoke, making him one of his generation's most significant street pop artists.
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