Rene Maynez was born in Chihuahua, Mexico and is a mostly self-taught multi-media artist whose work has been shown in New York, Mexico and Spain. In 1969 he began studying painting at the local museum in his hometown in Mexico, he has been living and working in New York City since 1981.
As an artist and painter, I'm drawn to contemporary and modern art. The work comes from my soul and from personal experiences. My forms have memory, they remind me sometimes of things I
used to examine as a child, something deep down in my memory, and now they sometimes appear as abstracted shapes in my work. This process is a form of visual amnesia on the verge of memory. My inspiration is linked to directness and methods to transform felt experiences into visual fact. The work is not premeditated; always fresh and always new.