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Feb 24, 2009

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About Me

My name is Luis Tinoco, I am a Mexian American painter, illustrator and photographer, born and raised in the Bay Area. I work in both traditional and digital media. I'm laid back, down to earth. I take my work seriously and I strive to push my work to the next level using the skills I've attained over years of hard work, dedication and extreme focus. My concentration is mainly focused on portraiture and figurative work based in realism.

My paintings focus on female portraits set in varying degrees of disarray and organized chaos. Often in a graffiti laden wasteland, barren and forgotten. Often touching on emotional themes of loneliness, strength, and the ability these women have to overcome difficult obstacles in a male dominated society. With the aid of textured backgrounds, bold colors, and religious iconography, the women in these paintings contrast the world in which they are set. Women in this country are unjustly scorned an on almost daily basis, reluctantly living with absurd patriarchal laws. This creates a bleak world with a heavy feeling of melancholy that is a reality for many women. Issues of race, gender inequality, wage gaps and overall social class are nuanced undertones that represent the larger problem, but a sense of hope and optimism is present, and the feeling of light at the end of the tunnel can be seen.

He produced a solo show in 2016, titled “Beauty & The Streets” – A focus on women with feminist themes via figurative and portrait works. The women depicted are strong women that know the meaning of empowerment, passion and freedom of expression of one’s own self. Debut on April, 2016.
He also produced a series of work serving as an extension of “Beauty & The Streets” called “Chingonas”. A statement on representation of women of color and “Chola Style” – The Chola look is style as a form of Resistance personified forged by the struggles of poverty, violence, and conservative gender roles. Both series’ embody the visibility and representation of Women of Color in contemporary Fine Art. Debut on June, 2017

I'm looking for female models that are willing to be photographed nude or clothed for the purpose of reference for gallery paintings. The photographs will not be published, but can be used for your own portfolio.

I am serious professional, and have worked with many models. If you have an interest in working with me, feel free to send a message!

IG - @grimhearts1985

Full Resume:

2011 -
2013 - Suicide Girls Blog -
2013 - Catapult Magazine Issue 0612.v10
2014 - The Creators Project -
2016 - SF Weekly -
2016 - Strangeways Magazine - No. 5 Vol. 3 - October 2016
2017 - Remezcla -

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