The main features that best describe my work, are closely related to the unconscious images of death and eroticism. Both present as methaphors of life and death, and a clearly intended physical resolution of the symbolos behind the myth of "Eros & Thanatos".
"Our existence is embedded in an endless circle of life and death. We are forced into the conflict, surrounded by metaphors of beginnings and endings".
"Today, we find the real truth of our existence in recycling and composting: giving to the universe that which has been given to us in life, with the payment of our own death, so life can emerge again." Life-death-life. (Jorge Llaca, winter 2001)
The first period starts back in early 70's, as a fine arts student. Times in which I was involved working in private workshops and art centres, with an extense list of teachers and mentors. Some of which had a long course experience and recognition within the national art circles in Mexico, as it is the case of Teresa Citto a well known Italian painter.
Also as part of this learning period, I attended private Universities such as the University of the Claustro de Sor Juana and the Extension Programs at the Iberoamericana University, which all had a great influence on me in terms of developing high quality capabilities.
The second part, now as a Conceptual Artist, starts in the mid eighties and up to these days. Here is where I started to attend programs at prestigious art institutions such as the Academy of San Carlos (ENAP-UNAM) and the Centro Nacional de las Artes (CENART), both located in Mexico City. My experience in this institutions was first as an apprentice, and afterwards, as a personal assistant to some of my teachers working directly with them at their studios.
Some of these great personalities are: Italian architect and artist Giulia Cardenalli with her engraving studio; Guillermo Getino teacher within the Continuos Education program in the workshops of the Academia de San Carlos, with an experimental workshop in expression; Argentinian painter Lilianne Duering, and ceramist Dolores Sancho former student and teacher for the MOA School of Ceramics in Mexico; and since 1998, first as a participant of the Installation workshop given by the sculptor Helen Escobedo at the CENART, and afterwards as a personal assistant and friend in her Mexico City studio. From here on and up to today, I have been combining my artwork in the fields of Sculpture, Painting and mostly as a Conceptual Artist in this past years.