Rediscover Human Anatomy in Xolotl Polo’s Paintings

Alexis Velasco
Feb. 22, 2017

Originally from Mexico City, Xolotl Polo took art classes from a young age. With the passing of time, he became an artist and developed a unique technique by his own. Xolotl’s artistic interest revolves around the human figure: its curves, creases, myriads of shapes and its capacity to take so many forms under different lighting and perspectives. Furthermore, the artist seeks to capture the essence of those he paints, imbuing them with their own voice.

Xolotl Polo works in acrylic on canvas, using bright colored backgrounds to showcase the impressive forms of the human body. Even when drawing mindless doodles, his hand inevitably fills the page with human shapes.

“Art should be something people strive for, work hard at and dedicate their lives to, not something you randomly knock out in half an hour with no thought at all. Create to the best of your ability and let history take care of the rest,” the artist says.

Eleven museums in Mexico and abroad feature his works, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Mexico City, the Pinacoteca del Centro de las Artes in Mexico City, the Museo Historico Naval in Veracruz and the Museo Javier de la Rosa in Spain.

Galeria Contempo encourages you to meet this talented painter at the venue located on Basilio Badillo 252. For more information, please visit www.galeriacontempo.com or the gallery’s official Facebook Page.

“Our past” by Xolotl Polo.


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