David Lozeau paints on everything from antiques to musical instruments to put a non-traditional twist on the centuries-old Day of the Dead subject matter, layering 1 Shot enamel over acrylics and gouache to achieve ghosty characters with fine details and a smooth, bright finish. This is his unique way of celebrating and paying homage to his favorite time of year.
El Día de los Muertos, also known as "the Day of the Dead," takes place on November 2nd as a way to pay tribute to the departed. Similar to the November 1st Catholic holiday "Día de los Inocentes," which honors children or infants who have passed, el Día de los Muertos is steeped in the tradition of celebrating life through music, dance, food, art, prayer, and family togetherness.
Sentimental offerings, or "ofrendas," such as bread, toys, candy, flowers, and pictures are placed upon candle-adorned altars or graves as gifts to loved ones, while wood, clay, tin, and paper are transformed into whimsical skull masks and sculptures to exchange and display. Catrina, an elegant, skeletal woman made famous by printmaker José Guadalupe Posada in the early 1900s, is one of the most recognizable figures in the Day of the Dead holidays and still permeates and influences Mexican Folk Art today.
Millions of people around the world now celebrate "Día" through more modern means of expression, and in Southern California, it's easy to be inspired by the calaveras and orange marigolds woven into street art, intricate scrollwork pinstriped onto lowriders, and sugar skull tattoos inked onto body parts. Every year, you can find Lozeau live painting at events that highlight the historical and cultural significance of the celebration.
|Celebration of the Mission||Amor Eterno||While The Boss Is Away||Playin' With My Heart|
|Saint Anthony||Helping Hand||Music of the Mission||A Rose for the Pretty Lady|
|Amigos de los Muertos Book||Lady In Waiting||The Light of My Heart||Day of the Dead: El Dia De Los Muertos Book|
|The Last Dance||Dos Hombres Muertos||Evel of Guadalupe||Day of the Demolition|
|Fiesta en Old Town||Hell Hath No Fury||Concert for One||My Falling Angel|
|Heavy Burden||Los Compadres Muertos||Los Novios||The Fiddlers Three|
|La Pieta||The Beast and Two Witnesses||saleDia de los Perros Print||Binkies and Bones|
|Guardians of the Heart||Sugar Skull Sculpture||Piano Player||Muchas Cervezas|
|Song for Mary||Judgment of Mary||The Terrible Two||El Diablo|
|Matador de Toros||The Unholy Trinity||The Battle For Your Soul||Muchachos Borrachos|
|Freddie Mercury of Guadalupe||Santa Muerte||El Picador||saleThe False Idol|
|Slow & Low||saleAzza the Banished Angel||Eye for an Eye||saleSkelly Hokey Pokey|
|La Matadora||Bandito's Prayer||My Sacred Heart||Mamacita|
|Sugar Skull Song||Medusa Calaca||Dancing on Your Grave||Original Sin|
|Mas Tequila!||saleSugar Skull Letterpress||saleShall We Dance?||saleTequila Mariachi|