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 Réne Hugo Arceo: Roots of Life, 2008

Réne Hugo Arceo (Chicago, USA): Roots of Life, 2008

  A skeleton berried in a clay pot, returning to the wound, from the mother’s to the earth's wound. This was a way in which some people were buried in the Aztec and other South American cultures as a way of bringing a life to a full circle. Through new roots, the skeleton provides the nourishment that feeds the spirit who supports and becomes the next generation. The main figure, made out of those new roots, represents a spirit and the new generation.



  René Hugo Arceo (b. 1959 Cojumatlan, Mexico) is a printmaker & painter who graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1985. In 1990 he co-founded the printmakers’ collective Taller Mexicano de Grabado. He has exhibited in Poland, Mexico, Spain, Canada, Nicaragua, France and the USA. René has received numerous awards including two Governor’s International Exchange Program from the Illinois Arts Council to travel, lecture and exhibit in Lublin, Poland (2002) and in Paris, France (2006). He created this print portfolio through Arceo Press, as a way of bringing artists together to collaborate at the international arena. René is a current member of Expressions Graphics of Oak Park, Illinois and the Federacion de Clubes Michoacanos en Illinois. He teaches fulltime at Monroe Elementary School. Website - www.arceoart.us



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