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Sacred Union

Christian Ybarra

2017
Mixed Media on Canvas
30" x 40"
$ 1,200
Sacred Union explores my experiences as the son of an African American father and a Chicana mother.
We are in a day and age were Afro-Latinx/Chicanx individuals are finally getting the visibility they deserve and we still have large hurdles to jump with the anti-blackness that is so deeply embedded in our communities.
I decided to include two large influences in the piece, which would be Frida Kahlo and Jean Michel Basquiat, two queer, latinx artists who walked very different paths but whose gifts ultimately make up me and my own work.