The Art


Santee Alley Trade, created by Los Angeles based artist, Manuel Paul (M.P.), is a digital art Instagram account, named after a swap meet located in an actual alley in Downtown Los Angeles. Paul uses this center to localize the subject of his artwork that celebrates the classic Chicano male form and down-low, lifestyle. Inspired by the masculine figures of Tom of Finland and the Latinos within the artworks of Hector Silva, Paul creates a private look into the soft masculinity of the working-class brown man.

Instagram: santeealleytrade