José Manuel Enciso Gonzalez, 1917 - 2018. Rest In Peace.

In memory of my Grandfather, a Painter, who was my first teacher in the arts. I am sharing a text I published on my Facebook Page. He was the founder of the Institute of Fine Arts of Zacatecas, México, Consultant to the Department of Culture of our state, an Art and Architecture conservationist, a pictorial chronist, writer, teacher and painter, among other achievements during his lifetime. He was honored by the Governor of the state and received several prices and honors during his enduring career such as Honorary Citizen of Zacatecas City. 

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Today the great head of the Enciso family said goodbye to us. I'll miss you, grandpa, we'll miss you all! You inspired us all in every way. You were a great friend, great grandfather, great artist, great teacher and above all an excellent person. An extraordinary citizen, who, despite all his deficiencies and circumstances, had a great vision and was able to raise such a large family. We loved you so much, surely you will be calmer now. Thank you for everything, for having been so generous and having open arms for everyone, thank you for having given us time to each one of us, your many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. With him I learned to draw and paint with watercolors as a child, and besides being my grandfather, he was my first teacher in the arts, as well as the teacher of many other artists in Zacatecas, you were great inspiration for everyone and for many people. You managed to strengthen the identity of your family and your city through your work. Whatever I can say, will be very little for the quality of the person you were. Rest in peace. JOSE MANUEL ENCISO GONZALEZ

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Feature in the New Chroma Magazine

After a while in the planning, the new Chroma Magazine, a photography and art journal is out around the UK.  I'm featured among other great photographers and artists, includes interviews and a look inside in the job of the creators. 

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Feature in Closing Ceremony Magazine by Same Paper from China

Happy to be featured along so many great photographers and artists in the first issue of Closing Ceremony Magazine, a specialized photography magazine from Shanghai, China. Published by Same Paper.

 "It's a closing ceremony when pressing the shutter for creation."   Closing Ceremony  Magazine is a ceremony for the traditional/classic photography and a warm welcoming to the new.   The internet and use of graphics software has facilitated an unprecedented speed, which has had a decisive impact on the ways we see and represent our direct environment. While at the same time, the new generation of photographers has found groundbreaking to relocate the borders, hence our awareness of urban reality. The bond between photography and the urban environment has to be reconsidered through a wider range of affiliations, and what makes contemporary street photography so compelling is its ability to lay bare the intricate that determine our perception of reality.   Closing Ceremony  magazine début issue features 14 contributing photographers: Bruno Zhu, Corey Olsen, David Brandon Geeting, Daniel Everett, Go Itami, Hiroyuki Sato,  Izaac Enciso,  John MacLean, KangHee Kim, Ryan Oskin, Sergiy Barchuk, Shen Li, Xiaopeng Yuan and Yoshinori Mizutani, their unpublished new works and interviews along with an essay written by Joël Vachero (Essay Author/ ECAL Teacher/ Visual Researcher) and exhibitions.  Same Paper presents, 2017

"It's a closing ceremony when pressing the shutter for creation."

Closing Ceremony Magazine is a ceremony for the traditional/classic photography and a warm welcoming to the new. 

The internet and use of graphics software has facilitated an unprecedented speed, which has had a decisive impact on the ways we see and represent our direct environment. While at the same time, the new generation of photographers has found groundbreaking to relocate the borders, hence our awareness of urban reality. The bond between photography and the urban environment has to be reconsidered through a wider range of affiliations, and what makes contemporary street photography so compelling is its ability to lay bare the intricate that determine our perception of reality.

Closing Ceremony magazine début issue features 14 contributing photographers: Bruno Zhu, Corey Olsen, David Brandon Geeting, Daniel Everett, Go Itami, Hiroyuki Sato, Izaac Enciso, John MacLean, KangHee Kim, Ryan Oskin, Sergiy Barchuk, Shen Li, Xiaopeng Yuan and Yoshinori Mizutani, their unpublished new works and interviews along with an essay written by Joël Vachero (Essay Author/ ECAL Teacher/ Visual Researcher) and exhibitions.

Same Paper presents, 2017

New Artist Visa O-1 Approved

I have the pleasure to announce that I have been approved my new Artist Visa in the USA. I would like to thank all the people who have helped me and supported me during the process. It really means a lot in these absurd times.

Thank you very much every one of you who have been so kind helping me during the process. First and foremost Justin Gilanyi. Also Francisco Stohr for your support through Acento - and also my friends and collaborators who have showed me support with your endorsements Stefan Ruiz, Marisol Martinez and Feruz Gonzales, Saul Escobar, Carlos Bolado, Marco Casesse, Antonio Macia, Dola Baroni and Henry Diltz, Hector Ramirez, Neil Shield,  Edgar Hernandez Bringas, Juan Cruz Bobillo, Claudio Vera, Erik Carrion, Marcelo Layera, and lastly to Polutan Law for your representation.


It’s time to keep working hard, and I’m very happy to continue with current and new projects, new opportunities, travels and collaborations.

Recap: SYMBOLS - Book Release

The release of my book Symbols at the LA Art Book Fair at MOCA was a success.
It was a great pleasure to see a lot of good old friends and meeting so many new interesting people at the fair. It was really great to have people coming to our booth to get their book signed. We sold all the copies available at the fair.


Paper Journal Takeover

I was recently invited by Patricia Karallis, head of Paper Journal Mag, to do a take over on the magazine's Instagram page while transmitting directly from the Los Angeles Art Book Fair.