Glass work





Germán Venegas

Was born in 1959 in La Magdalena Tlatlauquitepec, State of Puebla. From 1977 to 1982 he studied at "La Esmeralda" (National School of Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking). He presented his first solo exhibition in 1984. Shortly before his formal training as an artist as a craftsman carver was developed. It was widely recognized as one of the most outstanding representatives of the generation of artists during the eighties broke with great force on the national cultural scene, who qualified as Neomexicanistas, he combined the technique of wood carving and painting in many of its early works. After an extended period devoted to sculpture, painting Venegas returned to the task, finding a new point of departure led to the philosophical-religious universe where Buddhism found a link between his life and his art, enriching their work with a new perception of life and death, represented in his paintings and drawings deities and icons eastern and Western. He received the award of acquisition in the III National Meeting of Young Artists in 1983 and fellow of FONCA in four times in two different categories in 2000, 20001, 2004 and 2010, among other distinctions. His work has been exhibited in Mexico and abroad (USA, Japan, Spain, Guatemala, Brazil, Germany, Ecuador, Australia, Cuba, Italy and France), and important collections including the Museum of Ponce in Puerto Rico, the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City, the Metropolitan Museum in New York and the Museum of Extremeño e Iberoamericano of Contemporary Art in Badajoz, Spain, and others. Curriculum Vitæ