TOMAS GOMEZ ROBLEDO
Born in 1952 in Washington DC, USA. The son of Mexican diplomats, his childhood took him all over the world, which gave him a special vision of things and people. Since he was young, he wanted to be an artist and that desire turned him into a prolific artist whose work has grown in time and has varied in its subject matter but has been defined in a very personal style since its beginnings.
He studied at the National School of Plastic Arts of San Carlos and at the National School of Painting La Esmeralda, where he was a student of Roger von Gunten, Gilberto Aceves Navarro and Vicente Gandía. He has been a teacher at the Faculty of Plastic Arts of the University of Veracruz, at the National School of Plastic Arts and assistant teacher to Gilberto Aceves Navarro at his school of painting. In 1989 he was awarded the National Prize of the National Institute of Fine Arts. His work has illustrated the covers and pages of various publications of the Colegio de México, among them the 1985-1986 yearbook of the Auditorio Nacional and he designed the commemorative plaque for the 45th anniversary of this venue. He also collaborated with José Barbosa on a painting project for the Guggenheim Museum in Barcelona.
An avid reader and consumer of art, Tomás Gómez Robledo is an artist and respectful critic of any artistic expression. He imagines and interprets diverse scenarios where the most important thing is the great display of color, which becomes the very structure of his works. He uses few but contrasting tones of great strength and visual richness. It is colour that creates the composition, the forms, the space. The large and continuous stains form an open and vital image. He is a master who has ventured into a wide variety of plastic media, including oil painting, acrylic, ceramics and sculpture in both wood and bronze. His work is impeccable in technique, serious and at the same time playful. It invites to enjoy art without making it intellectual or objective, but on the contrary, to enjoy it for what it is a work of art: a visual and emotional exchange between the one who created it and the one who sensibly meets it.