Simon Cruz is a young Mexican artist born in Guadalajara. His fantastic imagery is deeply rooted in the culture and folklore of his country, yet he presents it to us in a unique and passionate language that is truly his own. Simon likes to experiment with materials and techniques, take risks and push the envelope.
His visual narrative is extremely layered. The images on his canvases are overlapping and weaving through each other, as if multiple realities are daring to take shape in the same space and time. Simon uses bold colors and outlines to create the visual tension and irony. Some of his shapes and figures are very detailed and meticulously rendered, while others are barely outlined presenting only a hint of a shape or an idea. In many of his works he uses text as an extra layer that exists on the same plane with the visuals. His figures are full of passion and many a time caught in some predicament. Memories of the past. Things to come in the future. The present reality. All of it merges together on Simon’s canvases.
Simon has participated in over 60 exhibitions in Mexico and the Unites States. He likes to work in various media and brilliantly demonstrates his craftsmanship in oil painting, bronze sculpture and ink drawing.