HYPEBEAST SPACES: THE WORKING SPHERE OF CHAZ BOJORQUEZ
You can count on both hands the number of artists that have kept their style in an unwavering manner through the quickly changing landscape of graffiti and street art since its inception as a bonafide genre in the 20th century and through its short life in the art world’s spotlight. Arguably the most effective artist in this category - and certainly one of the most important - is LA’s own Chaz Bojorquez. Friend of the first ever graffiti gallery west of the Mississipi, storied inventor of the cholo-style script, and early-adapter of the stencil to illegal public art, Chaz fit well across from Keith Haring as the West Coast’s counterpart godfather to important street art culture at MOCA’s exhibit.
The artist invited Hypebeast into his home for their Spaces series to see how his workflow has manifested itself over the years, and also shared some of his history in both professional and anti-corporate realms through photo diary and text formats. Check out the entire piece here.