Roberto Márquez, born in Guadalajara, Mexico, is an artist who masters the use of symbols and metaphors. Intended to invoke memories and depict the passing of the seasons in both real and imagined places, Márquez' paintings bring the viewer on a journey through time and place. Often surrealist in nature, his works meld the familiar with subdued eroticism, raw emotion, and dream-like imagery.
Márquez was initially trained as an architect, having studied at the ITESO in Guadalajara and later sculpture at the Universidad de Guadalajara. Following a solo exhibition at the ARVIL Gallery in Mexico City, Marquez premiered his work in the United States and moved to New York.
His work has been the subject of numerous museum shows, including the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey (MARCO) and the Tucson Museum of Art, as well as in galleries across the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Spain, Italy, and Australia.