Rafael Cauduro

Mexico City, 1950 -

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Past and present are played in their universe of images: the unique and the everyday, the mythical is decontextualized and invades the apparently real. Rafael Cauduro's painting proposes a transfigured vision of objects and closed environment from where emerge. It is amazement what underlies in each evoked scenes, gathered by the look and memory in the same instant, in the manner of collage, new relationships supported by a dreamlike logic are generated. It is a work which reflects a continued willingness to reinterpret the architectural space and the valuation of manufactured object in the twentieth century, as essential elements in the collaboration of a personal visual narrative around death, woman, time or Christian iconography.

Representative current known as hyperrealism in plastic timeliness of Mexico, Rafael Cauduro's work has received international recognition in numerous exhibitions. (Source: By Rafael Tovar in "Cauduro Rafael, De angels, crucifixes, skulls and other calamities")


Rafael Cauduro Main Solo Exhibitions


1976 Casa del Lago, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City

1981 Galeria de Arte Misrachi, Mexico City

1982 Galeria de Arte Misrachi, Mexico City

1984 Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City

1985 "Rafael Cauduro: Surface and Illusion", Alex Rosenberg Gallery, New York

1985 Galeria de Arte Misrachi, Mexico City

1986 "Rafael Cauduro: Around the Corner", Alex Rosenberg Gallery, New York

1986 Expo Mundial Vancouver, Canada, made the mural "Comunicaciones"

1987 "Rafael Cauduro: Memorias recuerdos", Museo Centro Cultural Alfa, Monterrey, N.L.

1988 "Rafael Cauduro: Recent Works", Louis Newman Galleries, Beverly Hills, California

1990 "Rafael Cauduro: Subway Series", Louis Newman Galleries, Beverly Hills, California

1990 "Escenarios subterraneos", two murals in Insurgentes Subway Station, Mexico City

1991 Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City

1991 "Rafael Cauduro: Pecent Paintings", Louis Newman Galleries, Beverly Hills, California

1991 Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juarez, Mexico City

1992 Museo de la Ciudad de Leon, Guanajuato

1993 Flint Institute of Art, Flint, Michigan

1993 Kennesaw State College Gallery of Art, Atlanta, Georgia

1994 Instituto Cultural Mexicano, New York

1995 Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico City

1995 "Rafael Cauduro: De angeles, calvarios, calaveras y otras calamidades", Sala Nacional del Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City

1997 Museo de Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes

1997 Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Angel Zarraga, Durango

2000 "Rafael Cauduro: Ante ojos de dos miradas", Jardin Borda, Instituto de Cultura de Morelos, Cuernavaca

2000 Museo de Arte de Queretaro, Queretaro

2008 "Rafael Cauduro: Sin Fronteras", Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, Vermont

2007-2009 Murals "Rafael Cauduro, Siete Crímenes Mayores" in the Suprema Corte de Justicia, Mexico City