A combination of painting and drawing, Omero Leyva creates large format installations where he takes on popular Mexican culture, legends and iconographic religious images to develop his visual practice. Through these representations, he intends to speak of the issue of migration in his native state of Guerrero, a provincial region of Mexico that is completely isolated from contemporary life. His installations are not only a dynamic fusion of different formats, mediums and techniques, but also of images that converse with one another, creating a visual narrative that is closely tied with rural life, immigration and the politics of transcultural identity.
Omera Leyva was born in Villa Nicolás Bravo in Mexico. He graduated from the Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado “La Esmeralda” México, DF in 2008. He had his first solo show the same year entitled Pintura y Dibujo at “La Esmeralda” Gallery. He is the recipient of the Sylvia Pawa Acquisition Prize, Third Drawing Biennial (Mexico) in 2007.
Image courtesy of the artist
Video courtesy of Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico