Artist of the moment…..Francisco Toledo

Francisco Toledo is an artist born in Oaxaco, Mexico in the year 1940. He studied art whilst growing up and as a teenager moved to Paris, France to continue his studies. His talent in art was seen from an early age. During this time in France, Toledo was also exposed to other artists who inspired him to create such as Jean DuBuffett. With five years under his belt Toledo returned to Mexico and developed his own style mixing what he learned overseas with his childhood and regional culture of the south of Mexico.

His willingness and desire to preserve his culture let the artist try many new mediums including kites and ceramics.

price range information: Works range from $1,000 to $600,000.

Below a great biography about Francisco Toledo.

The movement most associated with Francisco Toledo was called la Raptura. This movement was to shift artists away from painting the standard “Mexican” painting with bright colors and hues to something more modern in its approach.

Toledo was also renown for painting imaginary or what are termed “fantasy animals.

In this clip a great montage of works by Francisco Toledo.

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