David Zamora Casas, San Antonio native, Chicano twin-spirit works primarily in acrylic or oil paint. He’s a human rights advocate whose practice includes devotional altars, mixed-media collage, organic sculpture, murals, soundscapes, and environmental justice site-specific performance.
In 1987, DZC took his haute-rasquache paintings and performance into non-traditional spaces, punk & gay bars, his home studios, even to the San Antonio Safe House renamed San Antonio AIDS Foundation.
DZC’s contemporary paintings became imbued with social commentary and mystical imagery reflecting on identity, sexuality, spirituality, and history. His figurative
paintings mirror a Latino sensibility of modern-day Life and Death: RASQUACHISMO!