‘Epilepsy, Leaving Behind the Nightmare’ by Eduardo Urbano Merino (painter and sculptor)
Oil on canvas, 100 x 120cm.
Courtesy of José Francisco Tellez-Zenteno.
Eduardo Urbano Merino was born in Mexico City in October 1975. When he was a child, he showed talent in visual arts. He sold his first painting professionally at the age of 16. Urbano studied at the Academy of San Carlos in Mexico City, where he was an outstanding student in human anatomy, composition and painting techniques, but most of his technique and knowledge was acquired from self-taught as a child, being Influenced by the study of classic artists such as Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Velazquez, Dali, among others. His work is figurative, sometimes hyperrealist. He is an expert on the human figure and perspective.
His works have been exhibited in several recognized artistic venues in Mexico, as well as in several international presentations in Europe and North America. In 2003, Rigoberta Menchu, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, gave him "The peace medal in the arts" for his collaboration in noble causes.
Muralist, painter and sculptor, Eduardo Urbano Merino now has more than 40 exhibitions in Europe and America, and his work are in private and public collection of more than 16 countries