BAYO - EDUARDO FLORES / PORTFOLIO
31 May 2012


CONTEMPORARY FIGURATIVE PAINTING

 

The rare, complex work of self-taught artist and designer Eduardo Flores, “Bayo”, has drawn the attention of numerous critics and bloggers, as well as of prestigious galleries in Germany, Belgium and the US.

 

Born in Mexico City in 1976, he found his artistic vocation at a very young age. His unique style had already taken shape when he decided to obtain a BA in Graphic Design, a career that has allowed him to lead a parallel life. As an Art Director and Illustrator, he has worked for various renowned brands and advertising agencies, both in Mexico and in the US.

 

Bayo’s paintings depict somber and melancholic worlds, where the main character is the psyche as an axis of conflicts. His stroke signals a constant path where anxiety is inescapably contagious. Characters tend to avoid frontal sight, turning their eyes towards themselves and exposing their fragility. Dispirited forms allow us to prove that their author does not follow the statutes of reason. Scenes that simultaneously depict the rigor of obsessive details, the vagueness of repetition, and the sudden explosion of motion. All in an effort to express the architecture of his emotions, with a complexity that can never remain subtle.

 

INSIDEOUTSIDE

 

In his most recent collection, Bayo explores the dissociation between a person and his/her environment, as well as between human nature and the most intimate inner self, triggering an internal imbalance that leads him/her to perceive a distorted reality.

 

Bayo currently lives in Austin, Texas.













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