With over 4,500 original drawings and paintings under his belt, Mexican artist Arturo Morin lays his unconscious bare on the canvas. His pieces–executed in oil, acrylic, and oil pastels–are dreamlike representations of his psyche. Surreal figures of distorted proportions take centerstage: shrunken hands, twig-like limbs, huge tilted heads sitting comically on elongated necks. At times the images are enveloped in an aura of mystery: crescent moons twirling in the ether, faceless string orchestras, a solitary pianist in the rain. As cryptic as his subjects may appear however, Morin does not force meanings and symbols upon his audience, nor does he infuse unnecessary drama into his narratives. His paintings are an honest and confident expression of himself; his world unedited. What we make of it is up to us.
Morin studied Architecture at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and later founded his own architectural firm, Arturo Artes Plasticas y Diseño Arquitectonico. His work has exhibited and garnered recognition all over Mexico and Latin America.