A Cultural Interpretation
by Gil Arreola
Gil Arreola has extensive experience creating artwork using a variety of media. He is especially interested in painting, sculpture and mixed media. Intially a self-taught artist, he pursued more formal training, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in fine arts from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Growing up in Southern California and spending summers in México influenced his perspectives on art. The graffiti movement has also inspired his work, giving him a strong grounding in color theory and abstract typography. He continues to produce artwork related to his culture and heritage. He exhibits his work in numerous galleries extending from Palm Springs to Los Angeles County.