Luis’s fascination for sculpture began at home in Guadalajara in the 1980’s. He initiated his studies at the Cabañas Cultural Institute. He then left Mexico to travel and to further his education in London, France, Italy, Greece, Israel and Egypt. His studies included working in bronze as well as jewelry design and silver casting techniques. He went on to win an award at the International Jewelry Exhibition in Guadalajara. Luis has exhibited his works all over Europe and Mexico and is represented exclusively in the U.S. by the Brad Smith Gallery.
Luis’s sculptures of humans and animals are both whimsical and edgy. He rarely uses molds. Often, each piece is unique although his obsession with certain themes doesn’t cease. The animals he creates are known by all, but have some surprising details like shoes, or hands in place of paws or hooves. Actually, they are human beasts. His characters are sensual and mythical; mermaids, angels and dancers. They are always in natural and relaxed poses, sometimes anonymous and fragmented, always alluring and thought provoking. They often go united with poetry written or “tattooed” over their skin. Perhaps suggesting that we each carry a poem, a code that speaks of our lives. Luis’s sculptures may seem fragile or amusing, but they are never classical or conservative. They are as complex and contrasting as the artist himself.