Octavio Ocampo paints the most amazing metamorphic art in the world. It is the most original art coming out of Mexico today. If you love Salvador Dali and Mexican art, you will love Octavio Ocampo. These wonderful images are available as posters and prints in a variety of sizes. When it comes to religious art, The Calvary and Miracle of the Roses are the most unique representations of Christ and the Virgin Mary that you will ever see. Experience the magic!
Octavio Ocampo was born in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico on February 28, 1943. Growing up in a family of designers, he first studied art as a boy. Professor Salvador Zuniga directed the local art school in his hometown. At the art school, Ocampo constructed “paper mache” figures for floats, altars and ornaments that were used during carnival parades and other festivals. By doing this, he learned about art composition, materials and techniques. In high school, Ocampo painted murals for the Preparatory School and the City Hall of Celaya. Ruth Rivera, daughter of artist and muralist Diego Rivera and Maria Luisa “La China” Mendoza saw his work and encouraged him to attend the School of Painting and Sculpture of the National Fine Art Institute.
Octavio Ocampos’ talents were not limited to painting and sculpture, but also extended to acting and dancing. While 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 work primarily in the metamorphic style – using a technique of superimposing and juxtaposing realistic and figurative details within the images that he creates.
Ocampo is also an excellent muralist. His work is in major buildings like MexicoNational Palace, City Hall and the Technological Institute of Celaya, GrossenbacherOil Co.Harlingen, Tx.; Government House Guanajuato, Gto. among others.
The Art of Octavio Ocampo