Alberto Cruz - Untitled (Niña con Hipopotomo) 28
28 x 19 cm
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Alberto was born in Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán, Oaxaca and holds a Plastic Arts degree from the Benito Juárez Autonomous University of Oaxaca. His primary medium is printmaking. In 2016 he was the recipient of the Takeda award and to date has had three solo exhibitions in Mexico, and has exhibited in several group exhibitions both national and international.
The work of Alberto Cruz focuses on childhood and innocence, his line is pure and simple. From his lucid and mysterious narrative, each piece tells of a world of possibilities. His primary imagery is children's illustration in which Alberto Cruz finds a personal language to create his work.
He is currently one of the members of Burro Press Workshop. Burro Press is a printing studio based in Oaxaca, Mexico. Burro, meaning donkey in Spanish, is an appropriate symbol for the ethos of this collective of printmakers, as a donkey symbolises hard work and resistance. The works made in Burro are based from a long lineage of printmaking used as a way of social and political engagement. Burro's artists are Alberto Cruz, Edith Chavez, and Ivan Bautista.