In conjunction with ABQArtwalk, the OT Circus proudly presents “Coins For the Ferrymen” – a solo pop up exhibit featuring the art of Xavier Rosa. One night only – First Friday February 1st, 2019 – from 5 to 9pm. We will have light refreshments available, and the artist will be raffling off some awesome art prizes throughout the evening!
Xavier Rosa is originally from the Bronx, New York. Growing up poor in an extremely religious Puerto Rican household caused Xavier to leave this stifling and harsh environment at a young age. He became homeless for a time, and this led to him carving his own path – finding his own way in the world. These experiences influenced his art. From the uber-religious background he grew up in, to watching life go by at bars and night clubs, and on the streets, these realities served, and continue to serve Xavier’s aesthetic. He attended high school in Manhattan where he dabbled into cartooning and illustration, and shortly thereafter started supporting himself by becoming a tattoo artist, which he’s been for over 20 years now. His favorite mediums include oil, watercolor, and acrylic paints on various substrates, including hand cut wood. Xavier creates a myriad of art in his spare time, while working full time at Heritage Tattoo Studio in ABQ. (206 3rd Street SW)