BIO

Grand Chamaco was born in 1982, in Los Ramones, a municipality of the State of Nuevo Leon, in Mexico.

He spent his childhood afternoons playing with colour pencils while he dipped dry meat with chilli sauce and lemon.

He’s an orphan and spent his childhood and adolescence with his grandfather on his mother side, who drove him through the paths of drawing and painting. These activities later become his hobbies and eventually, he overcame by far his grandfather’s artistic techniques. His anarchist and revolutionary behavior brought him trouble through his academic development, studying only Junior High School. Later, Grand Chamaco decides to travel to Mexico City, longing to work as an apprentice with the painter Arturo Rivera. This goal was not to be accomplished.

After the frustrated goal, he begins to take some informal jobs, as a waiter in several restaurants, attending in grocery stores, etc. 3 years later, he meets the writer Ignacio Solares, from whom he learns a lot of the grounds of Mexican identity. After years of austerity and savings, Grand Chamaco gathers some money to travel to many parts of the world looking for references and mentors that would help him form his true art, and find a true identity and own voice as a creator.

At the age of 25, he travels back to his home town and opens up a small school of illustration and painting, looking for sharing his knowledge. The school completely fails and, in his frustration for the lack of attention received from the people of the town, he averts from society and builds up a workshop in a cottage, where he spends many years studying and perfecting his style.

After 3 years and after the arrival of Internet to his town, Grand Chamaco begins to exploit his talent and show it to the World, first through social Networks, and then… we don’t know.


Grand Chamaco nació en 1982 en Los Ramones, municipio del estado de Nuevo León.

Pasaba las tardes de su niñez jugando con lápices de colores mientras botaneaba carne seca con salsa y limón.

Es huérfano y pasó su infancia y adolescencia con su abuelo materno, quien lo encaminó en el rumbo del dibujo y la pintura, actividades que se convierten en su hobbie y que lo llevan a rebasar por mucho, cuando tenía 12 años, la técnica artística de su abuelo. Su comportamiento anarquista y revolucionario le trajo problemas en su desarrollo académico, cursando solamente la secundaria. Posteriormente, Grand Chamaco decide viajar a la capital del país, con el sueño de trabajar como aprendiz del pintor Arturo Rivera, objetivo que no llega a cumplir.

Tras el sueño frustrado, empieza a tomar varios trabajos informales, como mesero en distintos restaurantes y cajero en tiendas de abarrotes, etc. 3 años después, conoce al escritor Ignacio Solares, de quien aprende mucho sobre las bases de la identidad mexicana. Después de años de austeridad y ahorro, Grand Chamaco logra juntar dinero para así viajar a varias partes del mundo buscando referencias y tutores que lo ayudaran a darle forma a su arte, así como a encontrar una identidad y voz propia como creador.

A los 25 años regresa a su pueblo natal y crea una pequeña escuela de ilustración y pintura buscando compartir sus conocimientos. La escuela fracasa completamente y en su frustración por la poca atención recibida de la gente del pueblo, se aleja de la sociedad y crea un taller en una casa de campo, donde pasa varios años estudiando y perfeccionando su estilo.

Despues de 3 años y con la llegada del internet a su pueblo, el Grand Chamaco empieza a explotar su talento y mostrarlo al mundo, primeramente mediante redes sociales, posteriormente no se sabe todavía.

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