Los Angeles is a big place. Sprawling is the description most give it, and that feels so apt once you spend a few days here. It's not a top to bottom type of city, but left to right, almost like a city laid out like a book. A city of narratives and chapters. And right now, there aren't many an artists who seem to be writing a tale quite like Ozzie Juarez. As a painter, curator and incubator, Juarez and his Tlaloc Studios is telling the modern story of LA to not only the rest of the world, but to itself. It's LA about LA; and it's unlike any story being told today.

On this episode of the Radio Juxtapoz podcast, Jux editor Evan Pricco sits down with Ozzie days after the opening of one of the most talked about shows of the LA season: his solo OXI-DIOS at Charlie James Gallery. He still feels the buzz, but will soon turn his attention back to his curatorial duties with TRADITIONS at Muzeo down the road in Orange County and taking part in what may be the show of the year, At the Edge of the Sun, opening at Jeffrey Deitch Gallery just in time for Frieze LA. This is where Ozzie is at. Whether its in the blue chip galleries of West LA, Tlaloc in South Central or his own solo show in Chinatown, he is the pulse of LA.

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The Radio Juxtapoz podcast is hosted by FIFTH WALL TV's Doug Gillen and Juxtapoz editor, Evan Pricco. Episode 131 was recorded on January 25, 2024 in Los Angeles. Follow us on ⁠⁠@radiojuxtapoz⁠⁠