Edgar Moza is a visual and graphic artist hailing from El Salvador. As a Latinx immigrant, he feels compelled to confront media stereotypes that plague immigrants. He believes Latinos are always portrayed as gangsters, uneducated criminals or welfare leeches. Edgar is working on a new series entitled “La Mara,” a direct critique of the way America wrestles with MS-13 gang, a scourge that they helped create here in the United States and the exported to Latin American countries.
Edgar’s work primarily incorporates mixed media, bold colors, with the juxtaposition of grotesque imagery and whimsical elements. He creates art not only as a means of restless self-expression, but art activism. His works center in the issues affecting his native country, such as aid and El Salvador’s dependence on the United States. Much of his work also delineates the ongoing struggle for reproductive justice/ equality in the developing world.
Co-sponsored by Evidence of Things Not Seen Art collective.