Drago Renteria

Drago Renteria is a Deaf Chicano transman, LGBTQ/Social Justice activist, historian, mentor, small business owner, photojournalist, and social documentary photographer. He founded and runs the Deaf Queer Resource Center and photographs for El Tecolote, San Francisco Mission District’s Spanish-English bilingual newspaper.

Drago: “Know that you are seen. Know that the world is a more beautiful place with you in it. Know that you are deeply loved.”

Created with confident painterly strokes, the head and shoulders of a man with a brown beard and moustache, black-rimmed glasses, black trilby hat, dark blue shirt, patterned tie and dark waistcoat.
Drago Renteria by Camille Holvoet, acrylic paint, 16 x 20 inches, 2019

IMAGE: Created with confident painterly strokes, the head and shoulders of a man with a brown beard and moustache, black-rimmed glasses, black trilby hat, dark blue shirt, patterned tie and dark waistcoat.

Camille Holvoet’s work at Creativity Explored is deceptively sweet as her practice tends to draw on remembrances of life’s anxieties and forbidden desires. Her process is an endless discovery, in which – through repeatedly drawing in oil pastel her sacred objects: dessert, Ferris Wheels, and crossed eyes – the pressures of the past are relieved by the joy of the creative process.