Ernesto Yerena Montejano- Hecho Con Ganas

7 artworks


  • Flowering Dignity Colibri Letterpress Print by Ernesto Yerena Montejano- Hecho Con Ganas

    Ernesto Yerena Montejano- Hecho Con Ganas Flowering Dignity Colibri Letterpress Print by Ernesto Yerena Montejano- Hecho Con Ganas

    Flowering Dignity Colibri Limited Edition 5-Color Hand Letterpress Print on Cotton Fine Art Paper by Urban Pop Artist Ernesto Yerena Montejano (Hecho Con Ganas). 2022 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 100 Size 24x18 5 Color Letterpress Print on %100 Cotton Paper Published and Printed by Aardvark Letterpress in Los Angeles, CA Edition of 100 Signed and Numbered This is a very high-quality print made with individual metal plates for each color. Ernesto Yerena Montejano's "Flowering Dignity Colibri" is a distinctive limited edition print that beautifully encapsulates the grace and vibrancy of the natural world, infused with the stirring energy of urban pop art. Released in 2022, this 5-color hand letterpress print on fine cotton paper measures 24x18 inches and is a notable collectible due to its short run of only 100 signed and numbered pieces. Yerena, under his creative banner Hecho Con Ganas, continues to weave his cultural narratives and political sentiments into his art, drawing on his Mexican-American roots to speak to both communal and personal identities. The exquisite quality of this piece is immediately evident, achieved by employing individual metal plates for each color, a traditional and meticulous process that ensures the vibrancy and depth of the print. Aardvark Letterpress in Los Angeles, California, known for its exceptional letterpress work, is the printmaker behind this piece, lending its longstanding craftsmanship to Yerena's contemporary vision. The use of 100% cotton paper not only provides a luxurious texture but also serves as a nod to the artist’s dedication to quality and sustainability. In "Flowering Dignity Colibri," the interplay of color and form is striking. The central motif, a mandala-like floral pattern, is flanked by two hummingbirds, symbolizing agility, vitality, and resilience. These elements are set against geometric shapes and patterns that add a sense of movement and depth to the composition. The warmth of the colors used in the floral pattern contrasts with the cool tones of the background, creating a visual pop that's characteristic of pop art’s attention-grabbing style. This piece sits at the intersection of pop art, street art, and graffiti art, carrying forward the rebellious spirit and the bold aesthetics of these movements. Yet, it remains distinct in its embodiment of the artisanal letterpress technique, demonstrating how traditional methods can converse with contemporary art forms. Yerena Montejano’s "Flowering Dignity Colibri" stands as a piece of resistance and celebrates cultural heritage, inviting viewers to find beauty and strength in its intricate layers and the message it conveys.

    $518.00

  • 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.

    $1,247.00

  • Ganas Collage Retired Laser Cut Stencil by Ernesto Yerena Montejano- Hecho Con Ganas

    Ernesto Yerena Montejano- Hecho Con Ganas Ganas Collage Retired Laser Cut Stencil by Ernesto Yerena Montejano- Hecho Con Ganas

    Ganas Collage Retired Laser Cut Stencil Artwork on Oil Board Limited Edition Art by Modern Pop Artist Ernesto Yerena Montejano- Hecho Con Ganas. 2022 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 30 Artwork Size 6.25x8.25 Within the universe of modern pop art, the intricacies and nuances that give life to every creation carry an undeniable gravity. One such profound piece is the "Ganas Collage Retired Laser Cut Stencil Artwork on Oil Board" meticulously crafted by the renowned pop artist Ernesto Yerena Montejano, a figure celebrated for his "Hecho Con Ganas" ethos, translating to "Made with Effort" or "Made with Willpower." This particular piece, released in 2022, underscores the evolving dynamics of pop art, bridging the gap with elements reminiscent of street and graffiti art. Signed and numbered, it holds immense exclusivity, with only 30 editions available to art aficionados. Its dimensions, 6.25x8.25 inches, might suggest modesty, but the depth and layers of meaning embedded within are anything but. Montejano’s choice of medium – the laser cut stencil on oil board – speaks volumes of his commitment to preserving the raw, organic feel of street art, while simultaneously elevating it to the standards and sophistication of gallery-worthy pieces. In examining Montejano's work, one discerns the heartbeats of activism, cultural reflection, and a deep-rooted sense of identity. His designs, often imbued with bold hues and commanding imagery, are not merely aesthetic displays but narratives in their own right. The "Ganas Collage" epitomizes this, presenting viewers with a visual story that compels introspection and a renewed appreciation for the world of pop art. In an era where art is continuously redefined, Montejano stands as a beacon of innovation, authenticity, and sheer "ganas".

    $224.00

  • War By Numbers VSE OG Colorway HPM Stencil Shepard Fairey x Ernesto Yerena Montejano x Hecho Con Ganas x Obey

    Shepard Fairey- OBEY War By Numbers VSE OG Colorway HPM Stencil Shepard Fairey x Ernesto Yerena Montejano x Hecho Con Ganas x Obey

    War By Numbers VSE- OG Colorway Variable Stencil Edition Acrylic Artwork on Hand Deckled Fine Art Paper by Street Artists Shepard Fairey x Ernesto Yerena Montejano x Hecho Con Ganas x Obey. 2022 War By Numbers VSE- OG Colorway 20x26.5 inches. Signed & Numbered Ultra Rare Edition of 14. Variable Stencil Edition (VSE) on Paper. Signed by Shepard Fairey, Hecho Con Ganas publishing chop in the lower-left corner. "Created during the Iraq war, but the quest for peace requires perpetual vigilance, and the current invasion of Ukraine is a reminder of the brutality of war. The “War By Numbers” image is a statement about not becoming desensitized by war to the extent that it becomes as banal as a paint-by-numbers image. The “Peace Elephant” is an appeal to our sense of Karma and harmony with the world around us." - Shepard Fairey A profound intersection of artistry and activism emerges in "War By Numbers VSE- OG Colorway," an emblematic piece presented by the collaborative brilliance of Shepard Fairey, Ernesto Yerena Montejano, Hecho Con Ganas, and Obey. Showcased on meticulously hand-deckled fine art paper, this 20x26.5 inch artwork not only exemplifies the prowess of its creators but also delves deeply into the social and political fabric of contemporary global scenarios. Dated 2022, this piece holds the distinction of being an ultra-rare Variable Stencil Edition (VSE) on paper, with only 14 such editions in existence, each one thoughtfully signed and numbered. Notably, the presence of the Hecho Con Ganas publishing chop in the lower-left corner augments its authenticity and intrinsic value. While the artwork itself is a marvel of color interplay and design, its underlying message is both timeless and urgent. Shepard Fairey's own words elucidate the motivation behind its creation, highlighting its inception during the Iraq war. Yet, its resonance extends beyond that particular conflict. The piece emerges as an enduring reminder of the costs of warfare, particularly with the poignant backdrop of the recent Ukraine invasion. Fairey astutely draws attention to the dangers of becoming inured to the horrors of conflict, suggesting that society must never allow war's devastation to become as commonplace and mundane as a paint-by-numbers image. This sentiment is further emphasized by the inclusion of the "Peace Elephant," symbolizing the universal aspiration for harmony and an appeal to humanity's collective conscience. In the vast realm of pop art, street art, and graffiti, "War By Numbers" stands as a testament to art's ability to transcend aesthetic appeal, challenging viewers to confront and engage with the world's most pressing issues.

    $8,331.00

  • 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

    $8,331.00

  • Obey Icon VSE #12 HPM Stencil Spray Paint Original by Shepard Fairey x Ernesto Yerena Montejano x Hecho Con Ganas x Obey

    Shepard Fairey- OBEY Obey Icon VSE #12 HPM Stencil Spray Paint Original by Shepard Fairey x Ernesto Yerena Montejano x Hecho Con Ganas x Obey

    Obey Icon VSE #12 HPM Stencil Spray Paint Original by Shepard Fairey x Ernesto Yerena Montejano x Hecho Con Ganas x Obey Hand-Painted Multiple Unique Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art on 100% Cotton Rag Fine Art Paper Framed. 2022 Signed & Numbered Edition #12 HPM Unique Original Spray Paint Artwork Size 20.5x26.5 VSE- Variable Stencil Edition Custom Mated and Framed "The "OBEY Icon" (Variable Stencil Edition) is a collaboration produced with my good friend and former co-worker Ernesto Yerena. Each piece is a stencil painting with unique variations in background painting and relief texture created with a thick application of acrylic medium through pattern stencils. The Obey Icon face evolved at the end of 1995 out of the desire to move further away from the association with Andre the Giant and toward a more streamlined and universal "Big Brother" (as in George Orwell's 1984) image." –Shepard Fairey

    $8,331.00

  • Luna Fox Round Midnight HPM Stencil Silkscreen Print by Ernesto Yerena Montejano- Hecho Con Ganas

    Ernesto Yerena Montejano- Hecho Con Ganas Luna Fox Round Midnight HPM Stencil Silkscreen Print by Ernesto Yerena Montejano- Hecho Con Ganas

    Luna Fox Round Midnight HPM Hand-Embellished Limited Edition Silkscreen Print Art on Metallic Midnight Blue Paper by Artist Ernesto Yerena Montejano- Hecho Con Ganas Contemporary Pop Artwork. 2022 Signed & Numbered HPM Hand Embellished Limited Edition of 5 Artwork Size 20x26 Hand Spray Painted Stencils On Metallic. Midnight Blue Paper Hand Deckled Edges Signed and Numbered by Ernesto Yerena Montejano Edition of 5 In the vibrant world of contemporary pop art, the "Luna Fox Round Midnight HPM" stands as a luminous testament to the genius of Ernesto Yerena Montejano, renowned for his "Hecho Con Ganas" creations. This piece, painted in 2022, captures the ethereal allure of its subject – a fox illuminated against the backdrop of a metallic midnight blue sky, seemingly basking in the glow of a celestial orb. With the moon's subtle gleam reflecting on the fox's fiery fur, the artwork encapsulates a moment of tranquility, a rare communion between nature and the cosmos. Crafted meticulously on metallic midnight blue paper, the 20x26 inch masterpiece brings forth the lustrous sheen of the night sky, an element that further enhances the visual appeal and depth of the artwork. The use of hand spray-painted stencils lends the piece a unique texture and vibrancy, seamlessly marrying the edgy rawness of street art with the sophistication of pop art. The hand deckled edges of the paper add a tactile dimension, giving the piece an artisanal touch that is reminiscent of classic artistry while being distinctly contemporary. A true reflection of Montejano's dedication to authenticity and originality, the "Luna Fox Round Midnight HPM" is a limited edition, with only five such pieces in existence. Each artwork is hand-embellished, signed, and numbered by the artist himself, ensuring its exclusivity and value for collectors. Through this artwork, Ernesto Yerena Montejano reaffirms his stature in the realms of pop and street art, delivering an experience that transcends mere visual appreciation and resonates with the soul.

    $946.00

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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