1964. Mixed technique, painting, gouache, mounted on board.

1964. Mixed technique, painting, gouache, mounted on board.

Portrait of José Lezama Lima in Chinese ink on paper , 1968. 30 x 21 cm

Portrait of José Lezama Lima in Chinese ink on paper , 1968. 30 x 21 cm

Portrait of José Lezama Lima in Chinese ink on paper , 1968. 30 x 21 cm

Portrait of José Lezama Lima in Chinese ink on paper , 1968. 30 x 21 cm

Negation 35, 1973. Acrylic on canvas. 110 x 110 cm.

Negation 35, 1973. Acrylic on canvas. 110 x 110 cm.

Negation 23, 1973. Acrylic on canvas. 110 x 110 cm.

Negation 23, 1973. Acrylic on canvas. 110 x 110 cm.

Painting 11-62, 1962. Oil on canvas. 82 x 111 cm.

Painting 11-62, 1962. Oil on canvas. 82 x 111 cm.

Ignited Volcano C2 , 2002. Chinese ink and gouache on paper. 35 x 35 cm.

Ignited Volcano C2 , 2002. Chinese ink and gouache on paper. 35 x 35 cm.

Vicente Rojo

Born in 1932, in Spain.
Lives and works in Mexico City, Mexico.

In 1949 he arrived in Mexico and, after having obtained Mexican nationality, he studied painting at the La Esmeralda Art School, producing numerous paintings, graphic designs and, more recently, sculptures, in a career spanning over 40 years to date.
Rojo is one of the members of the so-called “Generación de la Ruptura” (Breakaway Generation). The artist is a significant and notable figure in Mexican aesthetic arts and is considered one of the most important abstract artists of the country.
His work has been exhibited frequently in Mexico and abroad since 1958. He created the legendary front page of the first edition of the book One Hundred Years of Solitude in 1967.
In 1960, he co-founded the publishing company Editorial ERA, in which he was both art director and member of the editorial board.
In 1991, Rojo won the National Science and Arts Prize, in the Fine Arts category, and  Mexico Design Award, and in 1993 he was awarded the Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts in Spain. In 1994, he was elected a member of Colegio Nacional de México (COLMEX).
His work has been shown in numerous solo exhibitions worldwide, most notably in the US and Latin America, as well as in the major European capital cities. He has also taken part in international group exhibitions at the leading museums and art centers worldwide.

In 2012 the exhibition Circus, dedicated to his work, was shown at Freijo Gallery. In 2017 his work was included in the group exhibition "Without Words | With Words".

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