Beautiful Illusions by Octavio Ocampo
Born on 28 February 1943 in Celaya, Guanajuato, Octavio Ocampo is a talented Mexican artist. According to Ocampo, he had studied art since childhood, as he grew in the family of designers. Meanwhile, it art school, Ocampo constructed papier mache figures for floats, altars, and ornaments used during carnival parades and other festivals. And in high school, Ocampo painted murals for the Preparatory School and the City Hall of Celaya.
According to belief, talented people are talented in everything. And this Ocampo proves this. In addition to painting and sculpture, Octavio Ocampo extended his talents to acting and dancing. At the Art Institute of San Francisco, he studied all these disciplines and pursued both a film and theater career. In 1976, he began to devote himself solely to painting and sculpture. He now works primarily in the metamorphic style – using a technique of superimposing and juxtaposing realistic and figurative details within the images that he creates.
“I am fascinated by the forces of Good and Evil and the Sun (male) and the Moon (female). I live in Tepoztlan, which is a mountainous region southwest of Mexico City, and is considered to be one of the most magical places on earth. Like the Bermuda triangle, there is a strange and unexplained, but extremely powerful, confluence of magnetic forces seemingly concentrated in the Tepozteco Mountain.”