Queer Latin American/Caribbean artist John Gascot spent the first twelve years of his life in Puerto Rico, a fact to which he attributes his love of bold color. While he creates in a variety of styles, including Painterly and Geometric Abstractions, Latin Pop paintings are his signature. He affectionately coined the style “Latin Pop” after years of development. The series combines elements of Pop, Cubism and Folk.
John’s Latin Pop paintings combine various global influences in contemporary narratives, blurring cultural lines which divide us. The figures in his works are often large and curvaceous. Their mass speaks more about strength and presence than actual size. He strives to create accessible art that promotes diversity while simultaneously celebrating and challenging social and gender roles dictated by various cultures.