Carlos Amorales

Works in a variety of media, including video animation, painting, drawing, sculpture, and performance. Much of his work examines contemporary Mexican culture and values.

Since 1998, Amorales has been building his “Liquid Archive”, a digitial database of his drawings in the form of vector graphics which he uses produce visual compositions in various media. The graphics, birds, spiders, trees, kneeling figures in blacks, reds, and grays reappear throughout his work and provide his signature style. In 2007, Amorales lent his “Liquid Archive” to the Dutch graphic design duo Mevis & Van Deursen (Armand Mevis and Linda van Deursen) who collaborated with Amorales to produce the book “Carlos Amorales: Liquid Archive, Why Fear The Future”.

His earlier works featured masked Mexican wrestlers performing in wrestling rings throughout the world, including at the Tate Modern in London and the Pompidou Center in Paris. His latest animation piece, Useless Wonder (2006) was shown at the Miami Basel art fair. Recently, Amorales has had solo exhibitions at the MALBA in Buenos Aires, the Milton Keynes Gallery in Milton Keynes UK, Yvon Lambert Paris, the MUCA in Mexico City, the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

His exhibition Discarded Spider, toured at the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati. The Orange County Museum of Art.

The artist’s work is featured in many public and private collections, including the MoMA in New York, La Colección Jumex in Mexico City, the Cisneros Foundation Collection in New York, the Margulies Collection in Miami and the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin. He is represented in Paris and New York by Yvon Lambert Gallery.