From McQueen to Matisse: May’s New Art Books

The Beautiful Struggle: The Art of Dzine by Dzine

Carlos Rolon was born in Chicago in 1970, but adopted the name Dzine when he became a practicing artist. His work combines high and low art extremes, from baroque iconography to the aesthetics of Latin American Kustom Kulture, creating gold-plated lowrider trikes with impressive boomboxes mounted on the back, or bicycles dripping in Swarovski crystals, with red velvet seats and shimmery headlights. It’s an ostentatious display, but it’s also fascinating to observe.