The epic tale of the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse Printmaking Program. The Printmaking program is directed by Joel Elgin and features the odd collection of the many PrintFools who enroll, print and exist from semester to semester in the Shop of Tears.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Enrique Chagoya

PrintFools!
Here is a printmaker who uses all techniques we have touched on so far this semester. (Click the title to learn more)

Line Essence 2, 1997
Drypoint
Image Size: 8 x 10"

Diosas
1994 Monoprint, 25" x 22"
click for more Enrique Chagoy
PrintFools! Dont forget this is the week of love......

26 comments:

DaniL said...

Chagoya has got an eclectic body of influences and it definitely shows. The way he intermingles icons, pop culture, and societal commentary is really interesting. I loved the homages to Goya-I wish the images would have been clearer because it would have been nice to see the details. The image that was in the article with the native figure and the superman in pilgrim's clothing was pretty fantabulous too. I liked it all. And I liked this, too: "He says what we’re feeling as we work is much more important than the details of the painting". So true!

libbyhansen said...

Chagoya is definitely interesting! I agree with my lady Danielle - his work is eclectic and I also love how he intermingles images. I never expected to run into Elvis and the Virgin Mary today! I will have to do some searching to find some more detailed images. His name should be En"roqu"e! Love to all you lovers from "Foxy Eldora"...

Meagan said...

Wow! Chagoya's work is inspiring. I really like the use of color and texture in Fortune Blue and Fortune Red. I really like the way he set up his composition.

Bec★ said...

"it is very important to understand the relationship between art and society. I get a lot of insight from understanding the social conditions in which art is created."
-sounds like last semester :)

i really like his "way of flying" print
http://segura.com/detail.php?id=337

and the websites music is pretty dirrrty (neato)

THE WEEK OF LOVE IS UPON US! <3

Equally Glorious said...

I love the intense color of Chagoya's "Fortune" (Red) and (Blue) prints --- it makes me want to try to get some of my work to be that brightly intense --- his aquatint is incredible as well --- I don't particularily enjoy aquatint as much as other technigues but his work makes me want to try it all over again ---

Don't forget your love valentines boxes and cards this week love sisters and brothers!!

See you bright and early tomorrow!!

Nels said...

I really live his concept that each of us is an immigrant. We do indeed migrate through our art, from the days of learning the basics, to more sophisticated techniques. We also migrate through our souls as we come to grips with who we are as artists, and what and how we are going to express those things that matter most to us, whether it is the inherent beauty in the world or as social artists those things that need to be addressed. I like this guy!!!

Amber said...

Very nice work by Chagoya. I was surprised by the variety in his work. His etchings and aquatints have such a different look and feel than his monoprints and lithos, yet the still contain a lot of the same subject matter. I like the way he talked about using opposites to create another dimension in his work. This is very apparent with Elvis and the Virgin Mary! Very cool to see the pop influence, as well as the obvious social aspects!

lachness said...

“But the other side ­ the intuition, the rebel in us ­ says we can do it and we have to trust ourselves to try.”
You can tell that he definitely tried alot! He does everything from his expressive monoprints ( fortune red/blue) to his controlled intaglios (Homage to Goya). How does he get the texture his his monoprints? It almost looks like he splattered on paint thinner before pulling it through.

The pressure on that press must have been pretty good because you could see the embossment (sp) of the plate even online! I cant believe how intense his blacks were in "Loyalty".

"Elivis meet Virgin of Guadalupe" really makes me want to learn color litho. The texture behind those solid black images creates a really nice effect.

Lisa said...

Chagoya will forever be on my list of the top 10 printmakers I would bring to a bar fight.

His images definitely speak to the passion he has for society and culture---he is steeped in it. Love his Goya inspired work too.

Also, the qualities of his work (line, color, texture, etc) are very deliberate...like a sucker-punch.

He inspires my rebelious side..indeed.

dyelsew30 said...

this guy rocks. there's a lot of variety to his work and i really like his high contrast stuff such as "Loyalty" and "Way of Flying
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Sarah said...

I liked Chagoya's variety of prints. His monoprints were pretty inspiring after learning how to do them in class last week. When we did them in class it seemed like the color was less intense then in his prints and he had a ton of interesting textures in the monoprints making them look as if they were aquatinted... My favorite was the line essence 2. I love the expressive line!

P.s. the faculty exhibit in the gallery is pretty cool

Anonymous said...

His prints are amazing. The Return to Goya's Caprichos show are some of my favorite for his techniques and subject. Wish they were larger but his aquatint with his values were amazing and same with his line etches. He really knows his print techniques and his choice of subject.

Anonymous said...

let see if we can play wheres waldo but instead where is the telletubby in one of his prints? Of course mickey mouse is the easiest to find.

ellen said...

All of his work is really cool, but when everyone starts talking about the different techniques he uses to create his prints, I’m lost. It’s all amazing though.

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Mallory_Heesch said...

Chagoya's experience as an immigrant in the United States actually inspired me to further research different Hispanic immigrant artists in the US and how their experiences affect their artwork (a term paper for my History of Hispanics in America). As soon as I started reading his bio I knew that his artwork would be a great angle for my term paper.

Jillian said...

I think Fuegos is my favorite. It manages to be both dark and sort of brooding, yet silly at the same time. Chagoya is quirky. I dig it.

mao said...
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mao said...

I like the two simple images that are done from dry point. Maybe i'll go back and give it some more try. To have the black in show up as well as he did in some of the images, does it require the multiplate method?

kirky b said...

i dont know about the rest of you, but im pretty stoked to start playing with some acid.

kirky b said...

happy day of love everyone!!

Bethany said...

Well I must say the week of love was amazing.

Chagoya has a diverse variety of work.” Loyalty" and the "Way of Flying" are my favorite two. The high contrast is really successful. His use of texture and line are incredible.

Heather Lynn said...

fsa

Heather Lynn said...

Oh whoops. Ahhh nice to be in the shop again. I miss all of your smiling faces and PTB...I stole a piece of chocolate from your desk :) I really enjoyed looking at all of the prints on the Enrique Chagoya page. I went even further to look at Sabina Ott's monoprints (Mags you should check them out) very colorful. I also liked Peter Drakes "Swallowing Bread" which is a woodcut. However I think this style would look nice on a drypoint plate as well. I will have to do some experimenting. I never knew that Philip Pearlstein did prints either. I always love his figural paintings so this was a special treat. If you havent seen his prints, check em out.
Peace/Love

britt luecke said...

i like how much easier it is to draw on the copper rather than scratching it in...the acid is pretty cool to.

stepho said...

i really like the piece titled..Line Essence . it is really neat that the random line make such an amazing picture. i really makes the audience get a solid look at the outline of the image!!