Purchase Resist Colonialism 2-Color Hand-Pulled Limited Edition Silkscreen Print on Fine Art Paper by Ernesto Yerena Montejano (Hecho Con Ganas) Famous Mexican American Pop Artwork Artist.
2019 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 100 Size 18x24
"Resist Colonialism" is a commanding visual statement by Ernesto Yerena Montejano, a name synonymous with vibrant expressions of cultural identity and political activism within the contemporary art scene. This 2-color hand-pulled limited edition silkscreen print, produced under his studio label Hecho Con Ganas, captures the essence of resistance against colonial powers and their historical narratives. Created in 2019, it is a testament to Yerena Montejano's dedication to fusing art with social commentary. The artwork, sized at 18x24 inches, is a limited edition with only 100 signed and numbered pieces, adding an exclusive aspect to its acquisition. The artist's Mexican-American heritage profoundly influences the imagery and themes present in his works, and "Resist Colonialism" is no exception. The stark contrast of the red and black ink, a hallmark of silkscreen printing, resonates with the simplicity yet power of revolutionary posters, echoing the visual language of protest and propaganda throughout history. Yerena Montejano's choice of symbols, juxtaposing a pirate ship bearing both the emblems of hazardous material and the iconic skull and crossbones, underscores the danger and death associated with colonial conquests. The backdrop, an unyielding red circle, could be interpreted as a reference to the rising sun, symbolizing a new dawn of awareness and opposition to colonialism. The inclusion of the raised fist, a universal sign of solidarity and resistance, further amplifies the print’s message, urging onlookers to acknowledge past transgressions and take a stand against the lingering effects of colonialism. This piece of art resonates within the pop art, street art, and graffiti art movements due to its accessible yet poignant visual language. It uses the aesthetics everyday in these art forms to engage the public discourse on decolonization and indigenous rights. As with many of his works, Yerena Montejano's "Resist Colonialism" print is not just a piece of art to be admired for its aesthetic merits but also serves as a mobilizing agent that encourages viewers to reflect on complex socio-political issues. His ability to distill fervent political messaging into compelling graphic art has cemented his status as a crucial voice in the conversation about identity, culture, and activism within the art world.