Details:

This painting depicts radios blaring out from hot cars—advertising sweepstakes and summer deals or idolizing the young pop icon Selena. The Tejano of the title is a Texan of Mexican decent, referring both to the artist’s own identity and to a style of regional music.
Unframed

① Artwork:

puro tejano superstar

This painting depicts radios blaring out from hot cars—advertising sweepstakes and summer deals or idolizing the young pop icon Selena. The Tejano of the title is a Texan of Mexican decent, referring both to the artist’s own identity and to a style of regional music—pop ballads with elements of country, polka and rock. The composition's soft browns and oranges fade into blues, referencing the colors of the hot Texan desert. In this work, the artist's signature humorous approach addresses how snippets of sound and popular culture can reshape the present. 

b chehayeb's work explores the reconstruction of memories and sensations warped by nostalgia, gender, language and cultural hybridity. The artist perforates her compositions' semi-abstract fields of luscious texture and color with an ever-growing lexicon of symbols—including cowboy boots, stars, horses, snakes, ladders, furniture and the letter ñ.

Specs:

40 inches
30 inches

③ Artist:

B Chehayeb

b chehayeb’s paintings, prints and drawings reconstruct failed memories and depict sensory experiences warped by nostalgia, gender, language and cultural hybridity. The artist’s compositions feature semi-abstract fields of luscious texture, gesture and color. These fields are perforated by chehayeb’s growing lexicon of symbols—including cowboy boots, stars, horses, snakes, ladders, furniture and the letter ñ—allowing anecdotes, spaces and emotions to emerge.

B Chehayeb:
puro tejano superstar, 2022
Acrylic and oil on canvas
30.0 × 40.0 inches /