previous work

Some of my artwork and paintings

"My need to create art comes from a need to communicate my thoughts without words..."

Mi corazón, 2006
Mi corazón, 2006

Painted tin.

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Mi corazón, 2006
Mi corazón, 2006

Painted tin.

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Mi corazón, 2006
Mi corazón, 2006

Painted tin.

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Mi corazón, 2006
Mi corazón, 2006

Painted tin.

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my heart


I started the "mi corazón" (my heart) series after being mistakingly diagnosed with a serious heart problem.

 

I chose to focus on the heart as a giver of life and asking us not to take for granted the time that we have. A Mexican proverb states that "life hangs from a string and the beauty of it all is not knowing how long that string is".

 

The painting style purposefully lack perfection much the same as hand-made Mexican craft. This is not about manufacturing perfection but rather the spontaneous and naif style that prevails throughout Mexican markets.

Bulls I, 2001
Bulls I, 2001

Acrylic and charcoal on canvas. 91cm x 61cm

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Attack, 2001
Attack, 2001

Acrylic and charcoal on canvas. 84cm x 79cm

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Bulls IV, 2001
Bulls IV, 2001

Acrylic and oil on canvas. 76cm x 64cm

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Bulls I, 2001
Bulls I, 2001

Acrylic and charcoal on canvas. 91cm x 61cm

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bulls

 

For this series, created in 2001, I was inspired by the controversial “bullfighting", a regular activity whilst living in Mexico that became a cause of regret and concern once I saw it with a different perspective.

Más vale pajaro en mano..., 1999
Más vale pajaro en mano..., 1999

Oil on canvas

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El tiempo perdido..., 1996
El tiempo perdido..., 1996

Oil on canvas. 42cm x 52cm

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El hombre es fuego y la mujer., 2007
El hombre es fuego y la mujer., 2007

Series 7 deadly sins illustrated by Mexican Proverbs Oil on canvas. 120cm x 120cm Photo: Christine Bory www.christinebory.com

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Más vale pajaro en mano..., 1999
Más vale pajaro en mano..., 1999

Oil on canvas

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mex proverbs


I started with the series of "Mexican proverbs", at a time I was living in New York and London and I was questioning my identity.

 

Since then, I have used proverbs in different series that I have done mainly for charity work like “The grass is always greener on the other side” (2010), “La familia pequeña vive mejor" (2007), ”El tiempo perdido nunca se recupera" (1996).

 

More about my charity work .