He is, no doubt, one of the most complete and complex painters of his generation. Listening to him talk about some of his paintings, I realized that there wasn’t any arbitrary saturation of structures, characters and objects, but an obsessive and astonishing reflection on art history, the pictorial work and reality itself. Each brushstroke of his paintings has been put there for a specific reason, although every one of them has thousands and thousands of brushstrokes. The fantastic constructions that so often are included in his pictorial works, be it in his series dedicated to the libraries or the ones inspired by museums, are true installations inside the pictorial space and, by the way, one of the most incessant installations ever seen in the Mexican art scope.
JESÚS LUGO PAREDES
Born in Mexico City, D.F 1963.
National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving.
Mexico, D.F. Degree in painting. 1983-1988.
Certificat de Langue Francaise Elementaire Federation of Alliances Françaises. 1993.
Honorable mention at the meeting of two worlds contest organized by the Alliance Française de Mexico, Instituto Frances de America Latina, AirFrance and Telemecanique. 1992.
Honorable mention Elementaire Certificat de Langue Francaise, Federation of Alliances in Mexico. 1992.
FONCA in young fellow creators. 1997-1998.
Acquisition Award by the II Johnnie Walker Architecture will work, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City 1999.
Belongs to the National System of Art Creators FONCA-CONACULTA
Receiving the scholarship as a member of artistic creators National. 2001-2004. and 2004-2007.
Acquisitions Award in the XI Bienal Rufino Tamayo Painting with the work ex-Japanese War, International Contemporary Art Museum, Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, 2002.
Honorable Mention, The 13th Annual MexAm / Vermont Studio Center Artist Fellowship from 2005 to 2006.
Donation of a work to the Museum of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, exposure Payment in kind and donations, the Archdiocese Museum Mexico City 2001.
Donation of the work of Socialist Realism from the series, 2003, Mixed media on canvas on wood, 30 x 30 cms. Museum of Art L atinoamericano MoLAA, 629, Alamitos Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802. in 2006.
Projects, Diego Rivera Museum, Guanajuato, Guanajuato. April, 2006
After Latin American Art Master, Los Angelas, California. USA.2005
Project moving shadows, Galeria Lourdes Sosa. Mexico, D.F. 2003.
Architectures and circles, Museo Casa Leon Trotsky in Mexico City 1998.
Institute Cultrura Veracruz, Mexico, D.F. 1992.
Earth Wind, Gallery of the Alliance Française de Mexico. 1990.
MACO, Expo Park Residencial Palmas, Mexico, D.F. Quetzalli Gallery. April 2007.
Juarez, variations of an image, Campus Tribute to Juarez, the Palacio Nacional, Centro Historico, Mexico. October 2006.
Group of 16, Singapore Art Museum, Seoul Korea, Samsung-Raemian cultural center, and Hong Kong. February-March 2006. April-May 2006. September 2006.
Bad Influence, Bodega Quetzalli, Oaxaca, Oax. June 2006
MACO, Expo Reforma, Quetzalli involved with the gallery. April 2006.
SIVAM, Casa Lamm, in February 2006.
Quetzalli gallery ARCO, 2005.
Meetings Folk Art and Contemporary Art, Cultural Development Tracks Visual and Banamex, Mexico City 2005
Equation du soleil noir, Instituto de Mexico in Paris. France, Paris. 2004.
MACO, with the gallery Quetzalli, 2004, 2005, 2006
Payment in Kind, Museo Jose Luis Cuevas. Mexico, D.F. 2004.
Round trip. Quetzalli Gallery, Oaxaca, Oax. Mexico. 2004
Metamorphosis, Museum of Contemporary Zapopan, Gadalajara. Mexico 2004. and cultural center of Spain in Mexico, in October 2006.
Special group exhibition at Art Gallery, Miami, USA 2004.
The seven deadly sins. Galleria Quetzalli Oaxaca, Oax. Itinerant Exhibition 2003.
Artists Exhibition Gallery Lourdes Sosa, Museum of Modern Art Ateneo de Yucatan, July-September 2003.
Exhibition Sales Monterrey Red Cross. 2003.
All straight lines circle, 6 contemporary painters. Museum of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, Former Archbishop’s Palace. Mexico, D.F. 2003.
XI Bienal Rufino Tamayo painting. International Contemporary Art Museum Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, 2002
Popugraficas glosses, Gallery of Contemporary Art and Design, Puebla, Pue., 2002.
Viva Vivaldi Festival at the Centro Cultural San Angel, and Galeria del Carmen in Mexico City, DF 2002.
Exhibition Sales Monterrey Red Cross. 2002.
Donation of a work to the Museum of the Archbishopric Mexico City 2001.
V Bienal Monterrey FEMSA, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. 2001.
Exhibition Sales Monterrey Red Cross. 2001.
Pachyderms and Cronolografias, Galeria Lourdes Sosa. Polanco, Mexico, 2001
X Bienal Rufino Tamayo painting. International Contemporary Art Museum Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, 2000
Amusement Vision & Gallery Lourdes Sosa. Polanco Mexico. 2000.
Pasion II red-hot competition, Johnnie Walker. Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico, D.F. 1998.
IV Bienal Monterrey FEMSA, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. 1998.
Creation in motion, the creators Young Fellows FONCA 1997-1998, National Arts Centre, Mexico City
Artist for the V Salon Bancomer, expo, itinerant. 1998.
IX Bienal Rufino Tamayo painting. International Contemporary Art Museum Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, 1998.
The second New York Mexican and Latin American Art 1998 Bellenky Gallery, New York, USA 1998.
I Pasion red-hot competition, Johnnie Walker. Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico, D.F. 1997.
XI National Meeting of Young Artists, Galeria del Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City 1991.
X National Meeting of Young Artists, Galeria del Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City 1990.
VIII National Meeting of Young Artists, Galeria del Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City 1988.