This apron is my reaction to the tuxedo shirt, humourously worn by a guy who prefers comfortable clothing over conforming to traditional norms. It demonstrates how I would feel more comfortable defending myself against the assigned female expectation to perform kitchen duties for others. A black, retro style apron was designed to signify rebellion of traditional female gender roles. The stenciling was inspired by Banksy, a politically minded graffiti artist. It implies that I was defensive yet humourously in the mood to hurt anyone who tried to make me conform.
This is a visual forum for problem solving and discussion for Professor Carlos Llerena Aguirre's students. University of Miami, Coral Gables.
Llerena Aguirre is a Peruvian born artist. He has published drawings, illustrations and woodcuts in international journals, books, magazines, several children’s books, and newspapers. Carlos directs and produces independent documentary films and video art from his Miami-based in-house studio.
He represented Peru and the USA with his woodcuts in the Norsk Internasjonal Grafikk Biennale, Norway. The Jubilam X Internationale Grafik Triennale, Norway The Large Format Print Biennale, Venice Italy, and The Xylon Graphische International Triennale, Switzerland. Hawaii Print Biennale.
Recipient of the Frans Masareel Centrum artist in residence in Belgium, artist in residence in Printmaking Italy, Venice, Italy and the TAKT BERLIN artist residence in the summer of 2016.
He holds an M.F.A., in Cinematography from the University of Miami; an M.F.A., in Art & Design, an A.M., in Art Education from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign , an M.A., in Graphics from Hunter College C.U.N.Y, and a B.F.A. in Advertising Design from the School of Visual Arts.