Cornelio Campos, Mexican Muralist, originally from Cherán Michoacán, Mexico who lives in Durham, North Carolina.
He discovered his passion for art at the age of eight; observation was the fundamental basis of his training as a painter.
Cornelio Campos immigrated to the United States from Mexico as a teenager.
Campos focuses on three main themes: political themes including immigration, Mexican folklore (with an emphasis on the culture of Michoacán), and anthropological symbols of Mexican ethnic groups.
“The nostalgia I feel for my town (my family, the customs, people and traditions I grew up with) inspires my paintings. In them I have captured my indigenous origin. I have turned my paintings into teaching tools for the people of the United States I specialize in two types of painting: one of a folkloric nature, combined with Pre-Columbian art, and the other with nuances considered political. My work can be described as “narrative-expressive.” Within these works I express the difficulties that we Latin Americans face. On the canvas I describe what I feel; joining my voice, shoulder and brush with my people who are making their way and planting roots in American soil, while they face the great “monster” of the legalization of their immigration status.”
Northern Reality: It was an impulse to another stage of his life as a painter in North Carolina. He summarizes it as his biography, immigrants feel connected to this painting. Symbolism is what characterizes this painting.
His paintings have been shown in several different galleries and exhibitions, including the University of North Carolina Y Campus at Chapel Hill campus. He also had exhibitions at Duke University, North Carolina, and the Museum of American Indian Art.