Born Glugio Nicandro, Gronk is a member of the Chicano multimedia arts collective, ASCO (Spanish for “nausea”). Started in L.A. in the 1970s, ASCO originally consisted of Gronk, Willie Herrón
, Patssi Valdez
, and Harry Gamboa Jr.
; their art pushed genre boundaries, combining performance, visual arts, and poetry. Gronk is well known for his murals, most of which are site-specific and temporary, with the purpose of being eventually whitewashed.
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