Carlos Orozco Romero. Laura Mendoza. Guadalajara, Mexico
Carlos Orozco Romero. Laura Mendoza. Signed, Technique: Oil on Canvas. Size: 17.7 x 13.8 inches.
Orozco Romero was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco in 1896. He started making caricatures and portraits at the time of the Bohemian Center, a group formed by independent artists such as David Alfaro Siqueiros, Amado de la Cueva, Jose Guadalupe Zuno, and Javier Guerrero. However where he developed his style and contribution was in his landscapes of very personal seal, and also in his figurative works where he intercalated elements of cubism and surrealism, coupled with the indigenous roots. In some of his works of cubistoide type, several elements that distinguish this style within its production are appreciated. The geometry of these paintings are related to that practiced by Carlos Merida in almost all of his work; however, Orozco Romero suggests one of his central concerns: the man led by a force alien to him. In 1931 he founded, together with Carlos Mérida, the first official Gallery of Modern Art in the lobby of the Palacio de Bellas Artes, which later became the Museo Nacional de Artes Plasticas and Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City. Carlos Orozco Romero died in Mexico City in 1984.