Claudio Dicochea

2014

Claudio Dicochea is a painter and arts educator born in San Luis Rio, Colorado. Raised on the Mexican-American border in southern Arizona, Dicochea studied at University of Arizona, San Francisco Art Institute and Arizona State University. Drawing from his own experience at the geographic intersection of Mexican and American culture, Dicochea’s work is a contemporary re-examination of the mestizaje, or mixed race identity. His layered and visually dense paintings host a motely cast of figures and motifs dealing with the legacy of colonial representation, hybrid identity and contemporary stereotypes.