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.

He stands out in the Mexican cultural scene of the second half of the 20th century with a long and recognized career as a painter, editor, designer and set designer. After settling in Mexico in 1949, his first solo exhibition came ten years later. Rojo presents himself as a renovator and proposes a break with the local tradition, dominated by the figuration of the great Mexican muralists.
In 1960 he co-founded Editorial Era, of which he is a member of the editorial board and is art director. In 1967 he created the mythical cover of the book One Hundred Years of Solitude.
In 1991 he was awarded the National Prize of Science and Arts in the area of Fine Arts, and the Mexico Design Prize, having participated in the graphic design of various cultural publications such as the Fine Arts Magazine, the University Magazine, UNAM, Plural, Mexico in the Arts and the newspaper La Jornada, among others.
In 1993 in Spain he received the Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts. In 1994 he was elected a member of the Colegio Nacional de México (COLMEX).
His work has been presented in multiple solo exhibitions around the world, especially in the United States, Latin America and Spain, as well as in other European capitals. He has also participated in international group exhibitions in major museums and art centers.

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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