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Alfredo Vilchis Roque

Born in: 1959

Mexico

Biography
Alfredo Vilchis became an artist by accident. He was born in 1959, in the quarter of José Maria Pino, Mexico. He comes from a modest background, he began working after primary school and did many odd jobs. He worked as a newspaper boy, mason and a temporary laborer...One day he became unemployed, this is when he began painting miniatures. He sold these to his neighbors, passers-by and tourists. Following this, ex voto was a true discovery and revelation for him. This is when the creation of altarpieces began, and it still is the case today. The artist puts his sensitivity at the disposal of those people, who are willing to thank a saint for having helped them, even save them, as was the case for his first ex voto, this was for a family who were safe and sound after a car accident. A story-teller of tragedies, the artist paints his subjects and the people he meets with great respect, as he considers them to be " a messenger of people's feelings". In the Mexican ex voto tradition, he paints small slabs of metal, made up of illustrations and a simple text. Though, the artist is able to retain some freedom of contemporary expression, through bright colors. Alfredo Vilchis has today made a name for himself, not only in Mexico but all over the world. Quickly, his work was able to move from Mexican flee markets to galleries or even museums for that matter.He was able to exhibit at the Louvre. Herve Di Rosa, the artist is a collector of his works. He might be world famous, but this ex voto creator is still very involved in his community and animates workshops for young people, who live in difficult conditions in his quarter.
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  • Painting

  • Painting Nude

  • Painting Everyday life

  • Painting Oil

  • Mexican Artist

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Alfredo Vilchis Roque, Un rapto / Un enlèvement, Painting

Alfredo Vilchis Roque

Un rapto / Un enlèvement, 2000
9.8 x 13.8 inch
Painting

$2,399

Alfredo Vilchis Roque, El fisgon / Le voyeur, Painting

Alfredo Vilchis Roque

El fisgon / Le voyeur, 2000
10.2 x 8.7 inch
Painting

$1,919

Alfredo Vilchis Roque, El cuerpo es devil,/ Le corps est le diable, Painting

Alfredo Vilchis Roque

El cuerpo es devil,/ Le corps est le diable, 2000
12.2 x 14.2 inch
Painting

$2,279

Alfredo Vilchis Roque, La nalgona, / La généreuse, Painting

Alfredo Vilchis Roque

La nalgona, / La généreuse, 2000
11.8 x 9.1 inch
Painting

$2,039

Alfredo Vilchis Roque, El rio inundando / La rivière a débordé , Painting

Alfredo Vilchis Roque

El rio inundando / La rivière a débordé , 2000
12.6 x 9.4 inch
Painting

$1,919

Alfredo Vilchis Roque, Los magueyes / Les agaves , Painting

Alfredo Vilchis Roque

Los magueyes / Les agaves , 2000
12.2 x 15.4 inch
Painting

$2,039

Alfredo Vilchis Roque, Las patronas, Les patronnes, Painting

Alfredo Vilchis Roque

Las patronas, Les patronnes, 2000
11.8 x 12.6 inch
Painting

$2,639

Alfredo Vilchis Roque, Los pepenadores del tiradero / Les travailleurs de peine, Painting

Alfredo Vilchis Roque

Los pepenadores del tiradero / Les travailleurs de peine, 2000
9.8 x 18.1 inch
Painting

$2,879

Alfredo Vilchis Roque, Los migrante / Les migrants, Painting

Alfredo Vilchis Roque

Los migrante / Les migrants, 2000
8.7 x 11.8 inch
Painting

$2,639

Alfredo Vilchis Roque, Las disputas de mis padres / La dispute de mes parents, Painting

Alfredo Vilchis Roque

Las disputas de mis padres / La dispute de mes parents, 2000
7.9 x 10.2 inch
Painting

$3,119

Alfredo Vilchis Roque, Sans titre, Painting

Alfredo Vilchis Roque

Sans titre, 2000
16.1 x 26 inch
Painting

$4,198

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