Alberto Castro Leñero, n. 1951

Castro Leñero was born in 1951 in Mexico City. Born in Mexico City in 1951. Studied Visual Arts at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas 1971-1978. Professor at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Visual Experimentation 1982-1987. His work was influenced by Mexican artists such as muralist Jose Clemente Orozco. Orozco's graphic realism, produced between the 1920s and '40s, provides an interesting counterpoint to Castro Leñero's grand abstractions. In contrast, Castro Leñero reduces the figure to its most abstract and ties his compositions together with a vague metaphor: the net. In his paintings and sculptures we can see human bodies, nature and the combination of both, creating a space where both themes function either independently or co-dependently.