When it comes to fine art, it takes more than a simple still life to really capture my attention. This morning I was prompted to revisit the surreal paintings of Octavio Ocampo.
Octavio was born in Guanajuato, Mexico, on the 28th of February 1943. He showed his skills as an artist and sculptor from an early age and studied at the renowned San Carlos art school in Mexico (now a museum).
“The longer one looks at his work, the more that is revealed. Faces come into focus at a distance and metamorphose into something else entirely in close up. Flowers become faces, mountains speak to each other, and mourners over a coffin become the face of Christ. His works are full of symbolism, endlessly fascinating, each revealing a new facet, different to each viewer.”
To view more visit this gallery of Octavio Ocampo’s fine art.