Oscar Gallegos Zamora
Oscar Gallegos Zamora is a gay collage and assemblage artist whose interests include magical girls anime, classic Americana kitsch, and vintage gay porn. He spent his childhood in the suburbs of Los Angeles and Orange County after immigrating to the United States from Mexico. He moved to San Francisco in 2010 to study fine art at City College and then SFSU. He lives in Duboce Triangle in a tiny, rent-controlled, Victorian fainting parlor that he plans to cling to until he dies.
As a child, he was influenced by Orange County’s surfing and beach culture along with the all-encompassing and almost cult-like world of Disneyland fanatics. Every Summer his family would make the pilgrimage back to his hometown of Comala, Mexico where he was influenced by the home-made Catholic altars dedicated to saints and lost loved ones in every home. During his teenage years, he explored all the art museums of LA county even though it meant braving the painstakingly slow public transit system. As an art student, he learned to love art history and the many homoerotic demi-gods that were depicted in oil or stone.
His artwork plays with the concepts of masculinity and femininity while exploring his complicated love/hate relationship with both. His artwork looks at sexuality as something that can and should be fun, silly and fabulous.