The Date Farmers. California/Mexico.

Date Farmers = Armando Lerma + Carlos Ramirez.
Their paintings, collages and sculptures contain elements influenced by graffiti, Mexican street murals, traditional revolutionary posters, sign painting, prison art and tattoos. While originally from California, they've been living in the desert near the borders of Mexicali + Oaxaca Mexico. Desert creatures such as coyotes, snakes, and scorpions appear frequently in their works as well as found materials like stamps, bottle caps, hand painted or collaged lettering. Armando’s father owned a Date Farm where Carlos worked picking dates. Carlos’ mother was a migrant who once worked with civil rights leader Cesar Chavez—American activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers during the 70s.

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