In his childhood, he used to draw on the sand, later on, he started using oil with sand as he transported that memory to the technique, until he started a school where he drew with a pencil and in a notebook.


He's from the southern area of Oaxaca where Zapotec folklore is rich and famous for the great diversity of culture and gastronomy and he reflects it in the use of various vivid colors. He's a charismatic and calm person, a little thoughtful which allows him to go into detail with a lot of patience and show a sense of perfection that has distinguished him among other artists achieving compositions of objects in harmonic balance, complexity, and quality.


Most important exhibitions:


Among his most outstanding individual exhibitions are:


  • Realismo Mágico, Fundación Miró, San Pedro Garza García, N. L., Mexico
  • 08 Between two Cultures, Contemporary Painters, Historic Brownsville Museum, Brownsville, TX, USA
  • 4 On Canvas, Museum of Oaxaca Painters, Oaxaca, Mexico Transfigurations of Silence, Cultural Institute Mexico, Embassy of Mexico in Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica


Among the public collections that keep part of his pictorial collection are:


  • Hermila Castellanos Museum, Comitan, Chiapas, Mexico
  • Museum of Contemporary Latin American Art, Punta del Este, Uruguay
  • Museum of Art, Nelson Center for the Art, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA


He has some important distinctions and recognitions in the artistic field:


2016 Millennium in Art. Interview by Avelina Lesper, Milenio Televisión

1993 FONCA Young Creators Scholarship (National Fund for Culture and Arts) 1993-1994

1982 First Prize IV Contest of the Americas, University of the Americas, Cholula, Puebla, Mexico

Artist's quote:

“I like that (my painting) have a metaphor but hide it as much as I can, I start a painting in a way that I never know how I will finish it because within the work it is evolving and in the end it doesn't look like the way it was¨