Sunday, October 15, 2023

TPP Bichota Limited Edition Print by Chu

 As our print project goes forward in full throttle, we are trying to produce at least 1 print a month. As the project continues to evolve we are introducing designers, not exclusive fine artists, so we can also include some pop art artworks that react to our everyday cultural phenomena and situations we encounter in the newspapers and social media while having fun with not-so-serious art along the way. 

Our first designer Chu is a seasoned well-respected designer and a dear friend also known as my brother from another mother. He designs all my project logos including my Cabra Tours and the others which you can check out on my Instagram pages 





Bichota pint has been in the making way before the Barbie. Movie craze, It was thought after reggaeton artist Karol G introduced her worldwide hit song titled Bichota. Chu and I sit down or talk over the phone constantly thinking of cool designs to create and this one was a top priority yet because of budget restrictions I could not produce it before but with the announcement of the film premiere, I made a few moves to make it possible and get it out there as soon as possible to launch along with the movie's premiere all across the USA. 

This artwork is a homage to the feminist and woman empowerment movement that is heading in the right direction and we are happy to create this piece that shows support to this very needed and important movement that helps shape our society way better than the way it is set up.

It's a 3 color silkscreen printed by Laura, Oscar, and Steven at La Serigrafica print shop in Rio Piedras. 

The price for this print is $50 each or $65 shipped. This specific series of pop art designs we will try to keep at a price under $75. @laserigraficapr

TPP Jotham Malave - Limited Edition Silkscreen

Last summer we restarted our limited edition silkscreen project to keep the print alive as part of our long tradition of Carteles in the Island’s art history.

Our new silkscreen print is titled “No mas espera” and it depicts some figures struggling to survive as part of Malave’s ongoing series of Puerto Rico’s condition and how we as a country have to hustle every day to survive and as every day passes we encounter new problems being by forces of nature or by the corruption of the system but it never ceases to end. We go from survival mode to survival mode and have been living in these conditions for the past 75 years. 

Malave is a figurative art professor in Pennsylvania that has little by little at such a young age exhibited his works in solo exhibitions at some of Puerto Rico’s major museums and has had his works become part of some of the Island’s most important private collections.

Jotham Malave who just this past month moved back to Puerto Rico to become full-time resident of the Casita de los Artistas in Bayamon, Puerto Rico where the mayor has built a community for artists in residence where they select a handful of artists to have a studio and an apartment for a couple of years helping the artists develop and produce concentrating in their work and not having to worry about housing or studio rent. This is the most coverted residency program in Puerto Rico and one of the best programs I’ve ever seen helping struggling artists become focused and working on their careers and next moves and has proven to work perfectly as some of them have gained critical acclaim and pushed them to higher and better career moves in the international art world. 

We are very happy and proud of the result as this is a reminder we are survivors and is a way to commemorate our people's resilience every day.

The silkscreen was produced by La Serigrafica by printers Oscar, Steven, and Laura in their Rio Piedras Location. They have done a great job capturing Malave’s work with a single color. Amazing job.