Adrian De La Cruz

Adrian De La Cruz is a self-taught painter living and working in San Antonio, Texas. His work consists mostly of portraits some of which he creates spontaneously in public spaces. He has painted at the Briscoe museum, the St. Anthony Hotel, the AT&T center, the Alamodome, and the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. His game-for-anything approach, his ability to mix and match styles and references, and his tendency to insert pop culture icons into his work, all contribute to energetic and varied pieces that never feel like they sit too high up on a pedestal above the public. These are fun and irreverent works that challenge the idea that portraiture need ever be boring.