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Meet Pável Acevedo

Today we’d like to introduce you to Pável Acevedo.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Pável. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I’m a Printmaker originally from Oaxaca, Mexico, I completed my education at the School of Fine Arts Oaxaca (Escuela de Bellas Artes) and taking different art workshops at the “Rufino Tamayo workshop “ later on I’m emigrated to California 8 years ago. My artwork has been taking me into different cities in California and other states of the Us, my studio is currently located in Riverside, you can find me printing inside “Urge Palette” art supplies and I worked in LA every time I have an art project, most of them is around East LA.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Well being new in a different country has being the first challenge, I came here for personal reasons without knowing I was gonna stay here. The challenges still during the process of my work.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Pável Acevedo story. Tell us more about the business.
I’m a relief printmaker so basically what I do is carve images mostly portraits out of plywood and linoleum surfaces and created multiple stamps. The images that I created are portraits of friends surrounded by FWY symbols, prehispanic codex, and this others images that described the commute life style of California, with the. Racial issues, gentrification and hybrid place for culture.

Recently I was commissioned by the Riverside Art Museum to created a portrait for Cheech Marin because of his museum and Daptone Records commissioned a portrait of Sharon Jones that is part of the documentary “miss Sharon Jones” directed by the filmmaker Barbara Kopple and was featured at Jimmy Fallon show in memory of Sharon Jones.

The other side of my work can be appreciated in someway murals in Southern California, the Wignall contemporary museum and some of the streets in Downtown Riverside.

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
My goal is to be prolific and be solving problem person, that can be part of my luck and be surrounded by people that cares about their community and somehow they feel connected with my artwork And can take it and share with others.

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Image Credit:
Tim Musso, Jimmy Fallon Show/ the tonight show Jimmy Fallon

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