Thursday, January 18, 2018

California artist weaves faith into acclaimed works

THE OAKLAND PRESS
By Kimberly Winston, Religion News Service
Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia, 38, is a contemporary artist who taps into his faith to create art that pushes back against conservative notions of Christianity. RNS photo by Kimberly Winston
LOS ANGELES---Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia had a full scholarship to study engineering and was more than halfway to his degree when he took an art class. It changed his life. Today, Hurtado Segovia, 38, is a much-admired contemporary artist who lives, works and shows in this city, which has become ground zero for much of American contemporary art. He is fresh off a critically acclaimed solo show that one reviewer called “deftly crafted, quirky, spiritual, private and timeless.” He is also Christian, something that frequently makes its way into his work in ways both open and veiled. “One of the challenges I have is to speak to Christians and to non-Christians in an accessible language,” Hurtado Segovia said. [More]
Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia, Papel tejido 28, acrylic on paper, 48″ x 48
Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia, Reflexiones Sobre la Muerte(Bodegon Con Estatuilla), 2016, acrylic on paper, 19″ x 15″