Tortilla art

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Tortilla art refers to fine art that uses tortillas[citation needed] as a canvas. The tortilla(s) are baked, often coated with acrylic and painted. The purpose of tortilla art is to reflect the Chicano cultural roots of the artist. Tortilla art is a technique used in many countries.

According to one tortilla artist,[1]

I use the Tortilla as a Canvas because it is an integral part of the Hispanic Culture and my heritage. For the subject matter of my tortilla paintings, I use imagery that is representative of Latinos, conveying their hopes, art, beliefs and history. As the tortilla has given us life, I give it new life by using it as an art medium.

— Joe Bravo

The Great Tortilla Conspiracy is an art group that utilizes tortilla art as a medium. They are located in San Francisco's Mission district, the members include Jos Sances, René Yañez, Rio Yañez, and Art Hazelwood.[2]


  1. ^ "Tortilla Art". Joe Bravo. Retrieved 2015-04-21.
  2. ^ "Advice to Young Artists: René Yáñez". Mission Local. Retrieved 2015-04-21.

External links[edit]

A list of noteworthy tortilla artists