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Biography of Remigio Valdés de Hoyos
Remigio Valdés de Hoyos, born 1958 in northern Mexico, at the industrial city of Monterrey. He began his exploration on visual arts as a self-taught artist when he was thirteen years old, but at the insistence of his parents, he studied architecture at the Autonomous National University of Mexico. From 1975 on, he has devoted himself entirely to the arts.
In 1978 he moved to Paris and began training in copper engraving at the Lacourière- Frélaut workshop. In 1984, he worked with Andrew Vlady, who directs the Kyron lithography workshop in Mexico City. In 1997, having acquired great experience at the Puebla Uriarte Factory in Mexico, he began incorporating Tavalera ceramics techniques into his works, in the same year, he presents a show at the Diego Riivera Gallery from the Museum of Fine Arts Palace in Mexico city, exhibition that travels in 1998 to be presented in Washington and Berlin. In 1998 he was awarded a scholarshipp by the Starke Cultural Foundation in Berlin, Germany, for an artist residence to work & exhibit there, after which, in 1999, he decided to settle in Montreal, Canada, so fascinated was he by the energy which the city exudes, and has lived there ever since.
Throughout his career, he has exhibited his masterpieces in Mexico, Germany, the United States, France, Spain, Cuba and many Asian countries. In 2001 the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts acquired the triptych Cielo for its permanent collection. In 2002, the Domaine de Viaud winery of Lalande-De-Pomerol selected one of his works Terra Nostra for the labels of their 2000 vintage, released in 2002 and for that special occasion, several exhibitions were organized in France and in Canada in 2002. Another show was presented in Japan in 2005 at the Space TRY Gallery, where he becomes also a filmmaker with an experimental 30 minutes digital film under the same title of the series of paintings of the exhibition: "Wild Angels".