It’s been a fine run for Bucerias-based visual artist, Hugo Barajas. Originally from Guadalajara, Barajas developed a keen artistic sense from his earliest memories. At age 14, he began an apprenticeship at El Palomar, a prestigious high-temperature ceramics stoneware workshop in Tlaquepaque, just outside of Guadalajara. He subsequently studied graphic design at the Guadalajara University’s Visual Arts School.
Upon graduation, he began a life-long exploration of a variety of materials and tools to explore his abstract vision of the world, from ceramics to painting, by way of fused glass. Encouraged to expand his horizons, he decided to explore the Québécois arts scene, moving to Montreal in the mid 2000s, a city considered “Canada’s Cultural Capital” and named a UNESCO City of Design.
In 2008, he was one of four Mexican artists invited to participate in the annual Rêves d’automne Festival of Painting in Baie-Saint-Paul. This was also the first year in which Barajas, intrigued by Puerto Vallarta’s visual arts scene, approached Galería Pacífico’s owner, Gary Thompson, seeking local representation. Since then, he has continued to explore multiple media and participating in successful individual and collective shows, both locally and internationally.
Hugo Barajas is represented locally by Galería Pacífico. Learn more about this and other galleries by visiting our Gallery Section.