César Rangel Ramos
(México City, 1977). “My work incorporates drawing, painting, and sculpture as fundamentally poetic ways of producing worlds.
In such graphic-pictorial-sculptural fabric, imagos sprout in which questions-answers ambiguously converge around the same inveterate mysteries: love, power, time, pain, death, consciousness, existence. My work is simultaneously a vestige and a religious condition, it is and passes at once in inquiry and certainty, in blindness and clairvoyance, in helplessness and burrow, in song and howl, in fall and foundation, in the majestic and the mendicant, in dreams and waking.
The symbols that persistently inhabit these imagos are: water and dust, the body and its power, animals, ravines, flowers, volcanoes, and fire.”
He studied Classic letters and history in UNAM. He also studied drawing, painting, and sculpture with the teacher Héctor Rangel, his father. In 2001, he has his first exhibition Habitantes, in Masmédula galería. Between 2012 and 2020, he completed diplomas on philosophy and aesthetics in Facultad de Arquitectura, UNAM with the Philosopher Eduardo Ceballos. His work maintains a tension between poetic and mythical-ancient sources and its untimely potential today. Giorgio Morandi, Lucio Fontana and Lorenzo Guzzo are his most directly influences.
Stand out among his individual exhibitions: Seres vivos in Raemian Gallery. Seoul, South Corea. (2009); Ana in Casa del Tiempo UAM, Mexico City (2018); and Ni César ni Rangel in Galería de la Secretaría de Economía, México City (2013).
Stand out among his group exhibitions: Alegna in Sara Palacios Galería, Quito, Ecuador (2019); Incontro in Galleria Cívica, Siracusa, Sicilia, Italia (2016); No copyright in Sala de exposiciones Univalle. Cali, Colombia (2014); IV Bienal de arte sacro in Museo Metropolitano de Monterrey. Monterrey, Nuevo León (2015); He obtained acquisition award in the last one.