Paco´s imagination continued to grow while studying at a Mormon school, where he started drawing skeletons and skulls, the main characters of his grandma’s stories.
The teachers, who had a different philosophy on death, thought that he had a mental illness and decided to take him to the school psychologist.
Rather than repress his imagination, the therapist encouraged Paco to develop his creativity and improve his representation of death.
He gets his inspiration from traveling and through the sensations he experiences in the places he visits.
Paco paints inside temples, in the jungle and in places with a strong energy, and
“this produces an unconscious change in my colour palette,“
explains the artist.
He has visited innumerable countries on his more than 10 years – long artistic pilgrimage.
He has had enriching experiences and has met interesting people in all of them.
His inspiration comes from everyday life, without forgetting the strong connection to his Mexican roots, which has also influenced his work.
He absorbs colours, traditions, cultures and dreams.
He has painted with Japan’s natural ink, he has used the clothes of Buddhist monks as a canvas while he was staying with them in Laos, and he has lived in Korea on the top of a tree and has painted jaguars in the jungles of Peru.
Paco has traveled non-stop since 2005, and this has allowed him to meet local Amazonian tribes, visit the holy cities of India, listen to the Dalai Lama in person, and live with local Philippine tribes who taught him about how to live without materialism.
This great experience allowed him to spend time alone and isolated and to paint with natural products such as plants, coffee, wine, blood or coal.
In Guatemala, he spent time volunteering and teaching Mayan children how to paint and taught them techniques for painting on dried banana tree leaves and on palm trees.
He has held exhibitions in most of the countries he has visited (Korea, Czech Republic, Germany, England, and of course, Mexico), but he finds his origins and base in the Caribbean Playa del Carmen.
This is a very popular tourist destination and for this reason, he mostly paints traditional Mexican art.
In his art, he transmits a reflexion which brings him to
“save the roots of the countries and recover the identity that we are losing.
We are forgetting the meaning of the things and we are turning into commodities, where we all use the same clothes, we make same things, and eat the same canned food that is provided from other places.
We have to awaken in ourselves the spirit of nationalism, the love for our origins, and the desire to educate future generations about where we come from”
says the artist.
His work is based on emotion and colours and this creates connections to people who admire his paintings, and allow them to identify themselves with the paintings and what they represent.
His work connects emotions with nature, experiences with people, without ever forgetting what has always inspired the artist:
“discovering and shaping reality through traveling.“
However, in order to escape from the traditional stereotypes and connect with contemporary society, the artist has touched on controversial topics of the country’s actual situation, such as a portrait of one of “Disappearance in Ayotzinapa”, or the portrait of a working girl of Chiapas, who showed the bitter flavour of a Mexican reality with two faces: sweet and strange.
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