Roberto Lugo : ghetto is resourceful

Roberto Lugo American

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Catalog of recent works by Roberto Lugo with a title referencing his 2014 performance piece. "Roberto Lugo is an American artist, ceramicist, social activist, spoken word poet, and educator. Lugo uses porcelain, a traditionally precious material, as his medium of choice, illuminating its aristocratic surface with imagery of poverty, inequality, and social and racial injustice. Lugo's works are multicultural mash-ups, traditional Asian and European porcelain forms and techniques reimagined with a 21st-century street sensibility. Their hand-painted surfaces feature classic decorative patterns and motifs combined with elements of modern urban grafitti and portraits of individuals whose faces are historically absent on this type of luxury item - people like Sojourner Truth, Dr. Cornel West, and The Notorious BIG, as well as Lugo's family members and, very often, himself"--Roberto Lugo, unnumbered page 8

Roberto Lugo : ghetto is resourceful, Roberto Lugo (American, born Philadelphia 1981)

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