Nino "Tsel One" Rodriguez - February 2011

Complex Aztecs 

“Complex Aztecs” explores the different ways I interpret the art and culture of the Aztecs. The Aztecs were the civilization the Spanish encountered when they landed in Mexico in 1519. By 1521, their world was destroyed. However, through the pieces I am displaying here one can see how the Aztecs painted and saw their world.

I was born in Mexico, and raised in the Uptown community of Chicago. After years producing American graffiti art I am able to transform this art form in different ways.

Both my Aztec and graffiti art have been seen in newspapers, television, galleries and museums. I am currently working on expanding my art on different products, mediums and paper. I live in Chicago with my wife and four children.