JOSE LUIS CUEVAS (Mexico)

JOSE LUIS CUEVAS (Mexico)

Ralli Collection | Hall 10

We are pleased to present an exclusive selection from the Ralli Collection, of the graphic work of the outstanding Mexican artist José Luis Cuevas (1934). Cuevas has international recognition and is considered one of the main figures of the Breakaway Generation, and one of the most outstanding representatives of neo-figurativism.  He was against mural art, criticizing governmental support for political and populist art.

This self-made and multidisciplinary artist (painter, drawer, writer, engraver, sculptor and illustrator), brought new ways to Mexican art and opened the doors to contemporary art.  In his drawings he captures the bare souls of his characters portraying the human degradation found in hospitals and brothels, his models being the prostitute, the beggar, the insane and the ill. These form part of a reality others ignore.  His work tells us about the deformed and the mutilated, his purpose being to show men´s anguish and loneliness.