ACTIVE ART INVENTORY
This painting was used for the artwork on my latest Spotify single, Diamond Hands.
HOLDing takes faith; that's what Diamond Hands is about. For those that survive the volatility of Bitcoin, it represents hopes and dreams that would otherwise be out of reach. Diamond Hands is also about the face of technology in our everyday lives; the call of the computer voice all around us. This song encapsulates that feeling, and marks a very important moment in our lifetimes. Music is an important part of the equation, and now this music narrates that message.
Caesar Sees. Beware the Ides of March. 4' by 7'. A mixed media tapestry tribute to 90s street art, collaboration with photographer Cruz Barajas Lujan.
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B I O G R A P H Y
Nico Antuna Cooper is a multimedia artist native to the El Paso borderland. His mixed-media, mixed-genre approach incorporates influences ranging from the New York School of Abstract Expressionism to Catholic iconography and techno rave posters. A digital Renaissance Man, his ouvre includes large scale canvases, electronic music productions, Spanish guitar performances, and poetry. His work focuses on cross-genre identity and the removal of borders in artistic practices. It is shaped by his mixed-race heritage, incorporating influences from Anglo-American, Mexican, and Spanish art movements. His themes include the complexity of masculinity in a modern era, as well as the increasingly blurred lines of race and culture. His hybrid art is a direct response to an increasingly sectarian and divisive cultural environment focused on tribalism, purity, and non-appropriation of ideas. As a merchant and educator, his approach encourages the free flow of cultural concepts, like wine into a glass.
He received his Master of Fine Arts from the bilingual Creative Writing Program at The University of Texas at El Paso and his undergraduate degree in International Studies and Spanish from the University of New Mexico. In addition to art, he is a a professor, real estate agent, and wine specialist.
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