Purchase Indigenous Roots Reclaimed Limited Edition 4-Color Hand-Pulled Silkscreen Print on Fine Art Paper by Ernesto Yerena Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art.
2020 Signed by Arlene Mejorado & Ernesto Yerena Montejano & Numbered Limited Edition of 300 Artwork 18x24
"Indigenous Roots Reclaimed" is a striking limited edition silkscreen print that embodies the fusion of modern pop art with the soulful essence of street art. This 4-color hand-pulled print on fine art paper is the creative collaboration between the photographer Arlene Mejorado and artist Ernesto Yerena Montejano, illustrating the vitality of indigenous heritage through the lens of contemporary artistry. Released in 2020, this piece is a part of a limited edition of 300 signed and numbered artworks, each measuring 18x24 inches, allowing the viewer to immerse in its detail and messaging at a significant scale. The print features a young girl at its center, set against a backdrop that bursts with vibrant color and geometric patterns reminiscent of traditional indigenous art. These patterns surround the subject in a halo-like manner, suggesting a spiritual or ancestral connection. The girl's pose, with arms outstretched, further symbolizes an embrace of her cultural legacy, conveying a sense of openness and acceptance. Yerena's use of bold lines and vivid hues is characteristic of his work, which often highlights cultural and political themes, particularly those pertaining to his Chicano heritage. Mejorado's collaboration brings an added layer of authenticity, capturing the essence of the subject with photographic precision before it is transformed through Yerena's distinctive graphic style. This artwork speaks to a reclamation of identity and a celebration of cultural roots within the urban context. It bridges communities and dialogues by reclaiming public spaces for indigenous narratives through the medium of street art. In the art market, where the voices of indigenous people and their cultural imprints have often been marginalized, "Indigenous Roots Reclaimed" stands as a testament to the resilience and enduring beauty of these traditions. This piece is not only a work of art but also a powerful statement in the ongoing conversation about cultural heritage and representation in the arts. It pays homage to the past while remaining firmly rooted in the present, showcasing how traditional motifs can find new life and resonance within the sphere of modern art. Ernesto Yerena Montejano's work, amplified by Arlene Mejorado's photographic eye, ensures that "Indigenous Roots Reclaimed" is not only seen but felt, prompting a contemplative engagement with the viewer on themes of identity, history, and the power of art as a vehicle for social commentary and cultural celebration.