Studio Lenca

Studio Lenca

Salvadoran (b. 1986)

  • Acrylic, oil & mixed media on canvas

artist presentation

STUDIO LENCA is the working name of artist Jose Campos - “Studio” referring to a space for experimentation and constantly shifting place; “Lenca” referring to the name of the artists ancestors from El Salvador.

Jose Campos was born in La Paz, El Salvador and like many had to flee the country during its violent civil war during the late 1980s. He travelled to the US by land illegally with his mother and grew up in the gaze of a strictly conservative administration - an ‘illegal alien’. 

Studio Lenca is focused on ideas surrounding difference, knowledge and visibility. He works with performance, video, painting and sculpture.  Studio Lenca’s process starts with personal memories and is underpinned by social activism and different forms of praxis.