Definition: The experience of seeing a brilliant red sunset blown up by manmade pollution and knowing you’re not suppose to enjoy it but you do anyway because the colors are a brilliant bright orange red fire —intoxicating to the eyes.
Usage: “On a crazy hot sticky summer day when LA’s asphalt was on fire, Mario posted a Chuco헐sol sunset to his instagram and all the folks outside of LA asked him what filter he used.”
Origin: Diana Chuong, Mario Rosado, Heidi Quante, Los Angeles Field Study, Art Center, March 2016.
Chuco (El Salavadorian) slang for dirty + 헐 (Korean) an expression of surprise, similar to ‘Huh!’ or “What?!” in English + Sol (Spanish) meaning sun.