"Lion of the Dead" Ernesto Yerena Montejano Limited Edition Print
Ernesto Yerena Montejano was born in the small border town of El Centro, California, just 15 minutes north of Mexicali. This large metropolitan city is the capital of Mexicoʼs Baja California Norte. As a child, Ernesto lived and attended school in the United States; however most of his free time was spent hanging out with his family south of the border in Mexicali. Constantly crossing the border gave Ernesto a unique perspective, and in his eyes, the best of both worlds. He had access to the free education of the first world and the cultural richness and authenticity of the third world.
Ernesto began college at the age of 17 and has since received his BA in Graphic Design and worked as artist assistant to Shepard Fairey of Obey Giant. In his own artwork, Ernesto focuses mainly on cultural subjects and issues within the Chicano community.