Original paintings, drawings and engravings in Mexico
"My inspiration arises from everyday life and happenings, from our customs, from nature and its creatures, from fantasy and always from dreams.""I'm Alejandro Camacho. I believe myself to be a persistent man, dedicated and disciplined almost to the point of obsessiveness. Since 2007, I've taught in the University of Guadalajara School of Fine Arts and I also offer a few private classes.
"When I was a student at the school, I took a course on engravings with the professor Jesus Mata and I found it incredibly difficult. However, as time went by, this became my specialty.
"I later took printmaking classes with Pilar Bordes where I learned all the different techniques. I became engrossed in this work and discovered the alchemy inherent in it. I worked so hard that, without realizing it, I overlooked my health until my body was in crisis. The crisis became an existential one as well. Then the doctors diagnosed the origin of my problems, a gastric ulcer. Of course, I went into treatment and modified my eating habits so I could continue with my work.
"Today, I have my own printmaking workshop. Little by little, the engravings I do are becoming known outside its walls. For me, it's very important to refine the technical aspects so my art will be recognized and also rewarded. To discover all that can be achieved through printmaking, one must always be searching and also be persistent, to study and work a great deal.
"My inspiration arises from everyday life and happenings, from our customs, from nature and its creatures, from fantasy, and always from dreams. I love it when I'm able to interpret what I feel and express this in a work of art. The challenge is to seek and find new forms of expression.
"To make the prints, I work in a team with my brother and a friend. They enjoy their work and make sure the prints are clean and precise, which are necessary characteristics for a printer.
"We use plates of cobber, iron, linoleum, acrylic and wood, 100 percent cotton paper, and varnishes and inks that I sometimes modify and prepare myself. They're not difficult to work with but they do require dedication.
"Working on my own has been a constant challenge but it can be achieved. It seems that the most important lesson I can give back to the community is that you can diversify your work. And that when there's passion and dedicated, it's possible to make a living as an artist."
9 items by Alejandro Camacho
Little Chicken Hearts
Signed Heart-Themed Modern Ink Print from Mexico
Little Chicken Hearts, Signed Heart-Themed Modern Ink Print from Mexico
Alejandro CamachoPresented by Mexican artist Alejandro Camacho, this striking limited edition print adds a modern and imaginative touch to your home. Against a background of beige, a series of anatomical chicken...
Circus of Seals
Signed Surrealist Print of a Seal Circus from Mexico
Circus of Seals, Signed Surrealist Print of a Seal Circus from Mexico
Alejandro CamachoA delightful circus of seals performs for an amused crowd in this original work by Alejandro Camacho. The artist uses tones of grey, black, and white alongside yellow and orange to depict a trio of...
Circus of Three Rings
Signed Surrealist Print of an Elephant Circus from Mexico
Circus of Three Rings, Signed Surrealist Print of an Elephant Circus from Mexico
Alejandro CamachoPerforming atop pedestals for an unseen crowd, three circus elephants are featured in this surrealist composition by Mexico's Alejandro Camacho. The elephant in the foreground is realized with an...
Signed Fish-Themed Modern Ink Print from Mexico
Shoal, Signed Fish-Themed Modern Ink Print from Mexico
Alejandro CamachoThis composition by Mexican artist Alejandro Camacho depicts a shoal of fish. With a modern and surrealist aesthetic, this work uses tones of black, brown, and beige to portray each fish with an...
Surrealist Print of a Fish and Dragonflies from Mexico
Fishing II, Surrealist Print of a Fish and Dragonflies from Mexico
Alejandro CamachoInspired by the beauty of nature, this impressive composition by Mexican artist Alejandro Camacho depicts a fish with a trio of dragonflies. One of the dragonflies emerges from the fish's mouth, a...
Signed Floral Heart Surrealist Print from Mexico
Hummingbird Heart, Signed Floral Heart Surrealist Print from Mexico
Alejandro CamachoAdding a dreamlike aesthetic to your home, this surrealist composition by Mexican artist Alejandro Camacho depicts a hummingbird trapped within a heart that hosts several drooping flowers. Accentuated...
Surrealist Painting of a Mermaid from Mexico
Nochisirena, Surrealist Painting of a Mermaid from Mexico
Alejandro CamachoIn this surrealist composition by Mexican artisan Alejandro Camacho, a mermaid sits on the sill of a window that offers a view of the stars. A fish in a bowl and a fish portrait on the wall accompany...
Signed Pisces-Themed Surrealist Print from Mexico
Pisces, Signed Pisces-Themed Surrealist Print from Mexico
Alejandro CamachoInspired by the zodiac sign of Pisces, Mexican artist Alejandro Camacho proudly presents this original composition. The surrealist etching depicts a pair of orange fish that face in opposite...
Til Death Do Us Part
Signed Surrealist Print of a Skeleton Couple from Mexico
Til Death Do Us Part, Signed Surrealist Print of a Skeleton Couple from Mexico
Alejandro CamachoInspired by themes of love, Mexican artist Alejandro Camacho proudly presents this original composition for your home decor, offering a whimsical take on the phrase "Til death do us part."...