"What brings meaning to one’s life? Is it beauty, divinity, masculinity or a spotlight? My work is an attempt to understand my relationship to others; my own search for belonging in a hyperdomesticated world. I look for deeper values within the surface of culture, in an attempt for a better understanding of more intrinsic human qualities. I am concerned with the relationship between the lust for admiration and the pursuit of empathy."

Amadeo Morelos was born in Morelia, Mexico in 1992 and completed his Bachelor in Fine Arts at The Art Institute of Chicago, USA in 2016. Since 2020 he has been studying fine arts at Columbia University. Morelos co-founded and directed together with Chris Capoyianes Green Door  (2017-2018) - a gallery where they curated art shows and exhibitions from graduate artists based in Chicago.

Morelo's art, which expands within painting and sculpture, testifies to a strong realism that is revealed with the help of stringent colors, pronounced details and high contrasted shading. 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

  • 2021 "Up coming ..." Alessandro Albanese. Milano. Italy.
  • 2021 "(Re)Birth of Venus" Pulpo Gallery. Murnau am Staffelsee. Germany.
  • 2021 "Amadeo Morelos: Providence” Unit London. London. UK.
  • 2020 “Group Exhibition: IRL” Unit London. London. UK.
  • 2020 “LIMBO ACT II” Everyday Gallery. 2020
  • 2019 “Expediciones al Edén” Plomo Gallery. Mexico City. Mexico.
  • 2019 “ Reps” LPHK Gallery. Chicago. USA.
  • 2018 “The Smile Behind the Mask” Heaven Gallery. Chicago. USA.
  • 2015 “Horizontes” Palacio Clavijero. Morelia. Mexico.