Lucha Lives


Salvador Andrade Arévalo

Featured Artist:

Ricardo Xavier Serment


8/30/2014 – 09/30/2014


The Printshop @ Spudnik Press

Opening Reception:

Saturday August 30, 2014

Press Release:

Lucha Lives is an exploration of the generational realities and mythologies experienced within immigrant communities, particularly those of Mexican Americans in Chicago. Using the iconographic imagery of Lucha Libre, artist Ricardo Serment pivots around the struggle, mirth, and quotidian by shining a spotlight on the spectacle that the everyday can be.

Ricardo Xavier Serment was born in Chicago to Mexican immigrant parents. In 2007, he graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a BFA, concentrating in printmaking. He currently works in drawing, relief printing, and screen-printing; he also creates handmade books and portfolios. His inspiration draws from an array of collaboratives and movements including: the Taller de Gráfica Popular, Japanese Ukiyo-e prints, Contemporary American printmakers, and the Mexican Muralism movement.