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Mexican Neo-Expressionist painter whose colourful autobiographical paintings were replete with elements of collage and added objects (ribbons, beads, bits of jewelry, and dried flowers) and suggested a dreamlike setting. The images alluded to his childhood, his homosexuality, Roman Catholicism, the Mexican Baroque, pre-Columbian cultures, retablos (nativity scenes), and Mexican folk art. Though his work makes clear reference to his native Mexican culture, it is also heavily influenced by leading international artists such as Sigmar Polke, Robert Mapplethrope, Julian Schnabel, and Francesco Clemente.