César Carrión

César Carrión

CDMX, North America, Mexico

About César Carrión

In my work as an artist I'm drawn to the male figure as a way of self expression. Studing their anatomy I look for ways to convey a feeling, mood, or message that can be profund, dramatic or ironic. Elements of the composition are chosen to enhance and ground the idea that gradually develops during the sketching phase. After years of oil painting in large format I have turned to color pencil on paper where I can play with the texture of the surface and the challenge to combine the different layers of color. My goal is to achieve a credible atmosphere and a balance of elements in the composition. My background as an arquitect and graphic designer guides me in the use of perspective and color as well as light and shadow. As I move forward in my work I strive to master this technique hopefully finding a common ground between beauty and meaning.


Self-Taught Artist
Hiperrealism with graphite pencils workshop with Dirk Dzimirsky.


Sexus - Aguafuerte Gallery Mexico City 2021
Evolución 15 - Expo Aguafuerte Gallery Val'Quirico 2020
Magic Boxes Mexico City 2012
Solo exhibition at Reforma 27 Mexico City 2010
Magic Boxes Mexico City 2007
Magic Boxes Mexico City 2006
Solo exhibition at Galería Col. Roma 2002
Solo exhibition at Galería del Reloj Polanco 2001
Mexico´s Center of the Arts Biennale 1997