Dark Silence In Suburbia

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Rene Almanza

Autorretrato (self-portrait), 2007. Oil on canvas, 1 x 1 m.

Tetractis, 2007. Oil on canvas, 1 x 1 m.

Ruido 2, 2007. Oil on canvas, 1 x 1 m.

Hombre Universo, 2007. Oil on canvas, 1 x 1 m.

Escalador, 2007. Oil on canvas, 1 x 1 m.

Caminante, 2007. Ink on paper, 19 x 19 cm.

En Dos Planos, 2007. Ink on paper, 19 x 19 cm.

Untitled, 2007. Ink on paper, 19 x 19 cm.

Perro 3, 2008.

Flotante, 2008. Inks, 30.5 x 45.5 cm.

Marcel Duchamp, 2004. Litograph, 57 x 38 cm.  Ed. 18 cop.

Cansancio. Ink and watercolor, 35 x 25 cm.

Lateral. Ink, 38 x 28 cm.

Franquicia. Ink, 38 x 28 cm.

Grito en Diagrama, 2004. Litograph, 38 x 57 cm.

Fake / Falso, 2004. Oil on canvas, 1.20 x 1 m.

Masa. Serigrafia, 35 x 25 cm.

M1 - 17. Ink on paper, 76 x 106 cm.

Sobre el Petate, 2004. Litograph, 38 x 57 cm.

Mascara de Perro, 2005. Oil on canvas, 1.50 x 1.20 m.

Perdida de la Inocencia del Inconciente Colectivo, 2005. Oil on canvas, 1.20 x 1.80 m.

La Converzación de los Tres Caminantes, 2007. Oil on canvas, 1 x 1.40 m.

Ruido. Ink, 26 x 36 cm.

Born in Monterrey, Nuevo León in 1979. Graduated from the School of Visual Arts at the UANL. He began his work in the visual arts as a teenager, first in the comics, fanzines and newspapers undergrownd Monterrey. Later in print making posters, mainly. In 2000, joining the group Reform (newspaper El Norte Mty. Reforma Mexico City, Mural in Guadalajara and Saltillo Word) in the department of illustration of the area of publishing, illustrating various news articles. Was responsible for the illustrations of the cultural sections of the newspaper El Norte for two years, where, for his work, received 6 awards in editorial illustration provided by the SND (Society for the news paper design) based in New York, which is responsible for awarding each year the most prominent internationally in the areas of design, photography and editorial illustration. After three years with the reform group, he joined the publishing project “Shinseken” in Tokyo, Japan, who collected folk stories from around the world to be condensed in a collection of illustrated books that was published in 5 languages. After the project he moved to Oaxaca.
Founding member of the Crocodile Art Gallery, and the graphic arts workshop Pata de Perro, independent spaces dedicated to the dissemination of emerging visual arts in this town. Currently working on another project with the publishing house Editorial Sirpus (Barcelona Spain), along with linguists from the College of Mexico, a bilingual picture book series of stories of the Zapotec people of Oaxaca.His work is in numerous private collections in Mexico, U.S., Argentina, Chile, Canada, France, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Holland, Morocco, Australia, Japan, Bangladesh, China and Vietnam. (from artist website)

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