Weekly file: right here in Boston

Raul Gonzalez III, Every Step You Take is Forever, 45 x 45 inches, mixed media on paper, 2014. Courtesy the artist. 

We were delighted to learn this artist is based in Boston. Drawing on distinctly Mexican-American themes and references, his unique and powerful aesthetic has an honest authenticity in line with contemporary work coming out of larger urban art communities like Los Angeles or New York. Characters from his personal mythology and folk traditions explode in scenes drawn with a virtuosic touch, infused with pen and brushwork influenced by cartoon masters from Disney to R. Crumb. We're fortunate to have someone with his talent living and working here.

p.s. Watch out for his upcoming graphic novel for children, "Lowriders in Space"!