José Luis Cuevas
José Luis Cuevas (February 26, 1934 – July 3, 2017) was a Mexican artist. He was born in Mexico City.
Cuevas was one of the first to challenge the then dominant Mexican muralism movement as a member of the Generación de la Ruptura (Breakaway Generation). He was a mostly self-taught artist, whose styles and influences are moored to the darker side of life, often depicting distorted figures and the debasement of humanity. He had remained a controversial figure throughout his career, not only for his often shocking images, but also for his opposition to writers and artists who he feels participate in corruption or create only for money.
Cuevas died on July 3, 2017 in Mexico City at the age of 83.
References[change | change source]
- Murió José Luis Cuevas, creador de prodigios (in Spanish)
Other websites[change | change source]
- Media related to José Luis Cuevas at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Spanish)
- José Luis Cuevas on IMDb