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Artist: Bodeck Hernandez

Bodeck Hernandez , an immigrant from Manila, Philippines, creates artwork that mines the associations between nostalgia, social empowerment, and reliance on disposable technology and consumerism. His background in street art heavily influences his figurative paintings, illustrations, and murals.

Artwork:

<p>Kid, an image of a young girl born and raised in North Long Beach, was one of many paintings and drawings that were produced over&nbsp;a 3 year span while artist Angela Willcocks was working with 6021 Atlantic, a gallery and shopfront space for working artists, community and conversation. Over the course of those years, this girl and her extended family would visit the artist at her studio and have their pictures taken together.</p>
Metro Art Portrait Series: More People Than You Know

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