Written by: joey lopez phd
It is always a pleasure to have new collaborators join us. I have known Ernesto Cuevas for some time. He has attended a couple of our meet ups. But I met him initially through a community mural project I participated in and then further when I documented his Barrio Works project on our openEDSA.org blog.
Recently Ernesto and I began working out together at the gym (gotta stay healthy to Make Stuff). Our work outs have basically turned into weekly platicas where we share our work and creative ideas together, many of which have trickled into the CMC realm.
Ernesto’s experience as an Artist, Graphic Designer and Community Advocate has been a humbling yet amazing journey to hear about. Ernesto’s ability to engage communities to develop their own identities and express them through intermodal art murals, canvas work and other mediums has been very inspiring. His own journey of growing up as a son of migrant farm workers definitely gives a foundation to his own art work that transcends into the 21st century in a very beautiful way. Working both on Canvas and digitally with a Wacom, amongst other mediums. Ernesto’s ability to create unique works that tell stories of both personal and humanistic adversity gives patrons of his work a visual experience that leaves them wanting to see more.
One project we have collectively been discussing is a series of children books that explore various experiences as a youth.
So Ernesto the Convergent Media Collective tips our hat at you. Your Art work and Community Advocacy is inspiring. And last but not least, Ernesto’s graphic design as you can imagine is very professional and on par with some of the greats. We look forward to future collaborations and wish you the best of luck as an artist and professional graphic designer!
Check out his websites:
Artist Site: ernestocuevasjr.com
Graphic Design Site: cuevasmediastudio.com
Online Store: redbubble.com/people/cuevasmedia
Click on the gallery below to check out some of his awesome work.