"The circumstances I have lived through have unleashed the way I paint."
"Since childhood I have journeyed into many places that have marked the way I view the things I experience every day. I was seven years old when I became curious about drawing and I began to take painting classes. This was of great relevance to my formation as an artist and ever since then I have had a marked learning transition.
"I have always enjoyed painting and I have passed through many stages of dedication but it wasn't until six years ago that I began to apply my painting abilities, starting with rustic furniture. Back then a person saw my work, not only that on the furniture, and suggested I follow the path of the fine arts. It was because of this experience that I finally made up my mind to enroll at the University and study for a degree in Visual Arts with an orientation towards painting.
"Now that I have had first-hand knowledge of the different painting techniques and styles, I have been able to apply them to a new stage of experimentation – this is the main method I use to depict that which inspires me.
"The circumstances I have lived through have unleashed the way I paint. All that surrounds me, experiences, every thing that leaves an imprint on me - all of these are what I feel I must depict in my work. It's what inspires me the most."
Luis Oscar Figueroa has participated in various collective and individual exhibitions throughout Mexico, held at prestigious galleries and government-sponsored cultural centers.
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Slices of watermelon lie enticingly on a field of agave plants and tequila bottles. They are featured in card number 22 of Marina Pallares' exclusive interpretation of Mexico's lotería. It is a unique version of the classic bingo game....read more
Revered in Mexico for its fruit and presumed healing qualities, the nopal (cactus) is featured in card 27 of Marina Pallares' exclusive interpretation of Mexico's lotería. It is a unique version of the classic bingo game featuring traditional....read more
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