Artist of the moment………Wood carving master Luis Tapia

 

 

Luis Tapia is a contemporary artist that uses wood carvings to keep alive the “Latino” traditions of the southwest United States. Luis Tapia was born in Sante Fe, New Mexico in the year 1950.

Tapia attended New Mexico state for a brief period of time. Tapia learned about art and developed his own style by working in the business of refurbishing and restoring old furniture and antiques.

Luis Tapia has won many awards including a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

In this clip we view many of the artists working in a similar style. The work of Luis Tapia is shown at 1:20 into the clip. A wonderful car that has many faces on it perhaps celebrating the day of the dead:

What a great artist to look at on this Sunday. I enjoy his religious works, but I am most impressed with works like the automobile which make a commentary on modern Latino culture.

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