David D. Oquendo

"David Oquendo’s work bravely ventures into content that is considered taboo in our contemporary times as he looks at and questions religious practices and attempts to find spiritual relevance among his generation today. Oquendo presents a sequence of iconic imagery from religions around the world in a graphic manner directly on the wall. His ease and mastery as a draftsman echoes Keith Haring’s graphics, as Oquendo’s imagery flows out on the walls effortlessly and continuously. Mixing these sacred images with pop culture vernacular the artist provides clues into the secret worlds of our youth culture and how they interpret and live with challenging personal ideals." ~Denyse Thomasos